FROM LATE AUGUST UNTIL NOVEMBER IS RAINY SEASON IN PATTAYA EXPECT – RAIN – DOWNPOURS – FLASH FLOODING DURING THIS PERIOD
IN A NUTSHELL
- 3 MONTH RAINY SEASON
- 1 OR TWO SHOWERS A WEEK AT TIMES
- HEAVY SHORT DOWN POURS CAUSES FLOODING
- BEACH AND CENTRAL PATTAYA MAIN FLOOD AREAS
PATTAYA RAINY SEASON
Wet season in Pattaya starts late August and finishes early November. Umbrellas and raincoats are available.
Rainy season in Pattaya is not typical of other places in Thailand, it can be raining and flooding all over Thailand, but in Pattaya, the sun will be out and shining away, it will be muggy too, but Pattaya enjoys a degree of isolation from the monsoons that effects the rest of the country.
That’s not to say it doesn’t rain in Pattaya, it does, but you will find that the showers you get here are fairly brief, most are about a half an hour long, but they can be very heavy. Occasionally, heavy rain will last an hour or two, and that’s when you get the problems.
FLOODING IN PATTAYA
The problem with Pattaya is that way back when, before it was such a popular destination that it is now, nobody could foresee the enormous growth Pattaya would experience, and as the street layout was developed, inadequate street drainage was installed and Pattaya was built on top of it, now whenever it rains, many areas in Pattaya are prone to flooding.
It is not uncommon to witness during a heavy deluge, street sewer systems backing up and pumping thousands of gallons of dirty water into already flooded, low lying areas around Pattaya.
FLOODING HOT SPOTS
The places in Pattaya that experience the most flooding are –
- Beach Road and all adjoining Soi’s
- 2nd Road
- Soi Boakhao
- 3rd Road
- Central Road (Pattaya Klang)
- Soi Yumi
- South Pattaya Road (Pattaya Thai)
- Sukhumvit Road
FLASH FLOODING HOT SPOTS IN PATTAYA
View Pattaya wet season flooding hotspots in a larger map
- If your caught in a heavy down poor, don’t panic, make your way to a dry spot undercover and wait it out, if you are unfortunate enough to be caught in a flooding area, don’t worry, your life is not in danger, either make your way through the water or wait, flood waters usually clear pretty fast once the raining eases up or stops.
- You can get disposable ponchos from 7-11 for 20 Baht and street hawkers will sell umbrellas for 100 baht.
- If your motor bike gets flooded, push it to a nearby mechanic and they will fix it for about 80 baht plus parts if needed.
Never let the little things ruin your holiday, just look at it as part of the adventure.
WATCH SOME PATTAYA FLOODING VIDEOS
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