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Here's the hole in the hill between Phuket City and Patong

Holey Patong Hill! Phuket Springs Summer Leak

Saturday, August 29, 2009
Do you have a Very Wet Phuket photo? Email it to editor@phuketwan.com


THIS gaping hole appeared in the road over Patong Hill yesterday and was photographed by a reader about 4.30pm. More of the roadway soon collapsed.

The whole island was deluged most of the day as August continued to be much wetter than usual.

September on Phuket is reckoned to be the wettest month, averaging a touch over 400 mm of rainfall. May follows, with round about 350 mm on average.

October nudges 300 mm, while July and August are round about the 260 mm mark . . . on average.

This year, August seems to have been full of grey skies and water. Does it mean that September will be drier?

We hope so. And even the most sophisticated meteorologists can't forecast more than a few days in advance what the weather will be . . . otherwise it would be possible to determine before leaving home which months will be ''Summer'' on Phuket and which will be plain old low/wet/rainy/monsoon/green season months.

We suspect the idea of creating a giant umbrella that unfurls to protect the whole island when necessary is probably earning someone a large preliminary planning fee as we speak.

In the background of reader Bernie's excellent photograph we think we can spy a couple of Tesco Lotus supermarket trolleys that have grown fed up with being left in the rain in the car park and have decided to take off for Bali. Trolleys are not very good with directions.

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Congratulations on a fantastic photo.
It's a bottler!

Posted by Lenny Loupe on August 29, 2009 11:24

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You're getting it all wrong . . . Its just a headstart on the new tunnel project.

Posted by LivinLOS on August 29, 2009 15:13

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That must be one very big mole to dig that hole ? Thank heavens nobody drove headlong into it? Place island garbage in the hole, that will stabilse it and clear about a ton of garbage.

Posted by Mouse on August 29, 2009 16:53

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Closing of Patong Hill because it rained, plus a hole... and the Governor wants to build a road over Nakred Hill in Chalong which will be even steeper. Time to think again...

Posted by Duncan on August 29, 2009 20:58


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