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Waterfalls in dry season

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Waterfalls in dry season

Hi

Just wondering if anyone can comment on if the waterfalls around KL are worth visiting in the dry season, or will it just be a trickle? We are coming in January?

Thanks

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1. Re: Waterfalls in dry season

When we were there in May we visited a waterfall on the way to Khao Sok which was a trickle at the time. The following week our driver (from Boss cheaper than hotel taxis) posted a photo of me standing in front of the waterfall next to one taken after some rain and what a huge difference! Are you thinking of doing this as part of a day out with a driver? Perhaps you could have a contingency plan of something else to do as your driver would know if they are worth visiting at the time. And I'm sure Arandora will know what they are like in January too.

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2. Re: Waterfalls in dry season

Hi, thanks for your help [again!]

Yes these would be half day trips we might take, but if it's going to be pretty much a trickle my family will not want to see it!!

Thanks!

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3. Re: Waterfalls in dry season

Under "normal" Dry Seasons, the waterfalls around Khao Sok dry up considerably compared to when they are fed with the rains from the "normal" Wet Season. However, the last two Dry and Wet Seasons, have been drier than usual. In particular the period January to March this year was the driest and hottest throughout Thailand for over 50 years with drought conditions in many provinces. So the waterfalls which are not spectacular or very high under normal conditions were very dry, Sairung, just north of Khao Lak in particular. Given the amount of rain locally this Wet Season to date and the ending of the El Nino effect which has had effects on weather worldwide things "may" get back to normal.

The Lumpi Waterfall about 30 minutes south from Khao lak towards Phuket is worth a visit as it has several levels and although the water flow will always be less than in the Wet Season, it has a nice natural pool at its base so take your swimwear with you.

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4. Re: Waterfalls in dry season

Great thank you. That helps a lot.

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