Bangkok/Jomtien. Again and again heavy rain in Thailand between August and October 2016. Partially knee-deep water was found in the streets. But tourists pain is the people pleasure: During the last twelve month the South-Eastasian country saw – by comparison – a dramatical rainfall deficit. Due to this, even the traditional “water battles” during the Buddhist New Year (Sonkran = water festival) in April was embanked in some areas upcountry.