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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I legit would move

    I wouldn't live anywhere that was consistently over 35 C
    40's!!!!!
    Fxuk off

    Unless I was being paid a LOT of money
    Yes I thought, as I typed it, what you would be thinking

    I think it is all relevant to what you have grown up with. there is NO WAY i could live where it gets down to below Zero...

    Monday i was at the club and a guy sitting next to me started talking and he is Aussie, from here in Nth Bris. but now living in Montreal Canada. he is a Doctor, I said to him ...you are going back to freezing temps.... and he said Yes and I love it, have been here for 3 months and boiling, so glad to be going back......He was a very, VERY large man, about 6'2'' and 23-25 stone? he was sweating inside the air cond. club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post
    Yes I thought, as I typed it, what you would be thinking

    I think it is all relevant to what you have grown up with. there is NO WAY i could live where it gets down to below Zero...

    Monday i was at the club and a guy sitting next to me started talking and he is Aussie, from here in Nth Bris. but now living in Montreal Canada. he is a Doctor, I said to him ...you are going back to freezing temps.... and he said Yes and I love it, have been here for 3 months and boiling, so glad to be going back......He was a very, VERY large man, about 6'2'' and 23-25 stone? he was sweating inside the air cond. club.
    It certainly is relative

    Although I love 0 C and sunny those temps would be equivalent to -20/30 C which I would definitely not want to live in consistently

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    I don't think I have turned the air conditioner on in the past couple of months...Samui has had a weird wet season this year...cool (almost cold at times) and very little real "wet" until the second week of December when the heavens opened for a coupe of weeks with local flooding and pretty miserable weather...a week later and it is beautiful again...nice sunny days without that real heat we get here in summer...and beautiful cool nights...

    This will probably only last another couple of weeks or so...maybe until the end of Jan if we are lucky...the heat and humidity will soon kick again and build up until the next "mini-wet" we usually get around Songkran...it is normally done and dusted by early May when the real "dry/hot" season starts..

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    Well Townsville and Nth Qld are having a BIG BIG!! Wet.

    In Less than a week they have had more than their annual rainfall.

    Last night in 12 hrs 500mm and that was onto already flooded homes and properties. They expect it to continue till about Tuesday.

    The Dam has gone from level 3 water restrictions, it had only 21% in it, to currently having all it's gates open as it is at 204% and rising.
    All in less than a week.

    This morning they were saying to expect Tornado's to form.

    After the cyclones and previous floods most of the Insurance Co's refused to renew insurances on anything in the North, I think only Suncorp and one other stayed but of course the premiums went up a lot and a lot of the poor buggers flooded now could be without cover.

    It has broken the drought in some Northern inland areas and we have had bits of falls the last couple of days, just enough to turn the grass green again.

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...5522182930e880
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    Well it is getting worse. 20 suburbs of Townsville have been told to evacuate.

    Lucky it is an Army City and they have been sandbaging, door knocking and doing evacuations even using Aquaduck trucks.

    In the last 5 days they have had 1m !!!! of rain.

    Today Ingham, to the north, they had 600mm in one hour!!!

    The Dam is at 235% and they are going to open the flood gates to full from 8.30pm - 2.30am, that will be 2,000 meg a liter a second into the river, but after that the high tide is the problem.

    The Burdikin Dam, to the South, normally holds as much as 1/2 of Sydney Harbour is now at 170% and a potential risk to all the towns down the coast.

    I spoke to some of my friends in Townsville and they have moved their boats into the front yard. They should be fine they are in higher areas but if it goes belly up they are ready.....except I asked have they got fuel in the tanks and ......they hadn't thought of it. 55555
    So it will be drop the anchor and sit it out, if needed
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    That's a massive amount of rainfall Mike... must be near record levels? No good for farmers and tourism operators + infrastructure damage will be severe.

    Meanwhile in the north of Thailand [Chiang Mai suburbs] we're enjoying mild nights of ~18c and daytime highs around 30c. The last decent rain was over a month back so humidity is very low - currently 35% at 4pm. Dust from a multitude of building sites is a minor irritant and smoke from neighbouring farming communities may eventuate ... otherwise we have cloudless blue skies.
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    Yes Rob it broke the record and still not finished yet.

    Here's some shots and vid's

    A really good reason to stay out of the water when Townsville Floods.



    This is Annandale, a modern suburb in Town

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1092232254607114240

    Army moving out

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1092200585422528512
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Meanwhile in the north of Thailand [Chiang Mai suburbs] we're enjoying mild nights of ~18c and daytime highs around 30c. The last decent rain was over a month back so humidity is very low - currently 35% at 4pm. Dust from a multitude of building sites is a minor irritant and smoke from neighbouring farming communities may eventuate ... otherwise we have cloudless blue skies.
    I've just had 2 x days in CM, the smoke haze was terrible, from the moat I was struggling to see Doi Suthep. For this time of year it's the worst I've seen it the past 6 x years ive been coming here, Norabunga agreed and showed me some chart to say the air quality in Chiang Mai was the 12th worst in the world. For some reason it clears up leaving CM and back in rural Thailand, maybe I chose a bad few days to visit ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    I've just had 2 x days in CM, the smoke haze was terrible, from the moat I was struggling to see Doi Suthep. For this time of year it's the worst I've seen it the past 6 x years ive been coming here, Norabunga agreed and showed me some chart to say the air quality in Chiang Mai was the 12th worst in the world. For some reason it clears up leaving CM and back in rural Thailand, maybe I chose a bad few days to visit ?
    Seems odd since we're 7km's south of the moat and enjoy clear blue skies, as below, each day. There's possibly some fires around Doi Suthep foothills and certainly exhaust from vehicles, I noticed that when in town on Friday. Brown [earthy] dust is present, only to be expected with all the earthworks nearby, but no smog. Jo is always 1st to complain when it starts.

    This photo taken 5 days ago, looking northward >

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    I've just had 2 x days in CM, the smoke haze was terrible, from the moat I was struggling to see Doi Suthep. For this time of year it's the worst I've seen it the past 6 x years ive been coming here, Norabunga agreed and showed me some chart to say the air quality in Chiang Mai was the 12th worst in the world. For some reason it clears up leaving CM and back in rural Thailand, maybe I chose a bad few days to visit ?
    This data appears current> http://dashboard.cmaqhi.org:8080/das...f-05f7b1fdde2f

    Nora probably going off data published a year or 2 back when smoke was really severe.
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    I thought that CM was pretty bad 4 days ago when I left. Thought at the time was "good timing to get out" Pretty clear here, overlooking Kangaroo Island way cleaner air.
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    You are not allowed to mention bad air quality in CM, according to KR 5555

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteGill View Post
    You are not allowed to mention bad air quality in CM, according to KR 5555
    Fcuk off u wally ...

    Unless BM's post verifiable data or pics when I have witnessed otherwise, I call bullshit.

    Chiang Mai province air quality varies over this 'dry' period quite dramatically and I will be the 1st to advise here when I see the situation deteriorate beyond a reasonable standard.

    What many ppl mistake for "pollution" is often dust and minor smoke haze, common in many populated inland regions during this season. Unfortunately there is NO sea-breeze to blow it away yet we survive pretty well ... I have no complaints until any major smoke occurs.

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    So you are calling Retdent and Rivo a pair of bullshitters? Unless empirical evidence provided?
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    I make my calls on visibility which may or may not be related to pollution; smoke vs fog for example. Re-stating, when I left, the visibility was far less than it had been 3-4 months earlier. Visibility at the moment is fantastic, KI 16km. away is as clear as and although I cannot prove it, there is a difference in air quality.

    I don't know about Rivo but I can BS quite a bit when needed,55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retdent View Post
    I make my calls on visibility which may or may not be related to pollution; smoke vs fog for example. Re-stating, when I left, the visibility was far less than it had been 3-4 months earlier. Visibility at the moment is fantastic, KI 16km. away is as clear as and although I cannot prove it, there is a difference in air quality.

    I don't know about Rivo but I can BS quite a bit when needed,55.
    Visibility in the semi-horizontal plane is not a good indicator of airborne pollution, especially at ground level. Heat shimmer, haze, dust stirred up by vehicles + minor smoke from local vegetation burnoff can create a false sense of smog. Look straight up and if the sky is blue then it's fair indicator.

    If you're riding a bike up the 108 near Airport Central or the 107 at Chang Puak, you'll inhale severe localised pollution from vehicle emissions and this may have influenced Rivo's comment. As for 'worst ever', 2012 was the worst I have experienced here. Recent years have seen a vast improvement except when winds carry smoke across from Myanmar and Mae Hong Son.

    Check CNX NOTAM's for visibility data (currently off-line) though I'd guess at 10 km+ and CMIS AQI for air quality. If one studies the charts for certain areas, knowing the recording location, you can gain a better understanding of what's what. EG peak traffic sees a spike in pollution levels in the evening when air is rising fast off hot pavements carrying particulates higher than say early morning when the air is still. 18c here at 0700 and AQI for CM central is @ 57. The sky is clear blue overhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    2012 was the worst I have experienced here. .
    That was terrible then...we had to take my little bloke back to his grand parents place in Isaan he was coughing that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Fcuk off u wally ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Unless BM's post verifiable data or pics when I have witnessed otherwise, I call bullshit.

    Well to back up my bullshit 555, and that you wont believe even though another 2 x forum members agreeing with me that the smog/air pollution was poor on the 2/2/19 , who both live in or near Chiang Mai BTW, here is the chart Nora got is facts from saying that CM had the 12th worst air quality in the world, I checked yesterday and it had improved drastically to about 35th so it might of just been bad for only a few days.....................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Well to back up my bullshit 555, and that you wont believe even though another 2 x forum members agreeing with me that the smog/air pollution was poor on the 2/2/19 , who both live in or near Chiang Mai BTW, here is the chart Nora got is facts from saying that CM had the 12th worst air quality in the world, I checked yesterday and it had improved drastically to about 35th so it might of just been bad for only a few days.....................


    Gavan, I have no argument with you. You made an observation which I found questionable yet excusable for the same reason as Retdent's post re 'visibility'.

    Nora's info as posted above is not backed with sufficient data to be objective. As I have stated, various recording stations around the city may record higher readings due to location and especially time of day.

    Chiang Mai is a large province, as well as a 'city' and the air quality varies enormously between hills, valleys, city and forest. Published broad-based data such as the above based on ONE location at ONE time point is misleading.

    I have PM's from other's who don't wish to post but whose observations match with both mine and Moo's.

    Frankly, this dry season [so far] is off to a good start.
    Cheers, Rob.
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