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Looks like we'll need rain gear in BKK next week

Looks like we'll need rain gear in BKK next week

Jan 10th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Looks like we'll need rain gear in BKK next week

I hope weather.com is not totally correct!

Have you found you need heavier than a long sleeved shirt/blouse, even at night? Are there cool enough breezes to merit a sweater/light raincoat?

I am not too familiar with the type of weather I am imagining in BKK and Siem Reap/ PP. I don't want to take any more than I really need to.

I always take a shawl/ pashmina
-was also thinking of a light raincoat / car coat length and foldable umbrellas, of course
-a windbreaker type jacket for my husband?

Should this be enough?

Thanks
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Jan 10th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I seriously doubt you'll want/need a light raincoat. Take an umbrella. You'll appreciate a light wrap inside the frigid air-conditioned malls, but you won't need it outside.
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Jan 10th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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It ALWAYS says rain for BKK. I wouldn't worry.
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Jan 10th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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It was raining the other day when we left central BKK, but it was dry as we got onto the highway heading to the airport. The rain is very sporadic. Other than that shower, we had the most gorgeous weather for our holiday visit. And no, a jacket was never needed. (although the AC on the skytrain.. some of them that is... was really cranked up! WOW!! I'm surprised ice wasn't forming!! But my skytrain ride is usually only a few stops so I just had to grin and bear it. I would not bother with a jacket! I like a cotton shirt with some sleeves to it, just to cover up shoulders and upper arms, but that's not due to the temps.
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Jan 10th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Oh, I bought a rain cover up at the dollar store. It's in a plastic bag. I've carried it to BKK several times now, and have yet to open the package! Very compact. Would fit easily into a day pack, to be used if necessary.
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Jan 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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thanks everybody, again!!
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Jan 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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How about Chiang Mai and north of the city?
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Jan 11th, 2012, 10:19 PM
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We will only be in Bangkok, Siem Reap and Battambang and PP. If this changes the above suggestions, please advise ! Leaving tomorrow.
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Jan 12th, 2012, 02:30 AM
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It seems PP is a bit cooler than BKK.. but still in 70's
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Jan 12th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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None of the places you are going will be cold. Enjoy your trip!
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Jan 12th, 2012, 06:38 AM
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My sincere apologies, lin; I was tagging along on your thread, as we're visiting the Chaing Mai area next week. Also, a general curiosity about the variables of Thai weather from region to region. Like lin, Thailand is a very different climate for us. I never see a picture of Thais in down parkas!
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Jan 12th, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Cattail, take a look at one of the weather sites to check for historical weather patterns. I like www.weatherbase.com

Actually, one of our regular Thai posters took his family to Switzerland to ski last winter, so we got to see photos of Thais in down parkas. lol.
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Jan 12th, 2012, 06:51 AM
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LOL! Thanks, Kathie.
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