7 April 2011
The Foreign Office said in a statement: "the overall level of the advice has changed; we no longer advise against all but essential travel to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.We continue to advise against all travel to Preah Vihear and against all but essential travel to Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla."
Storms and heavy rainfall have caused flooding and damage along the southern coast of Thailand. Affected provinces include Krabi, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Surat Thani (including the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao), Phattalung, Chumphon, Trang and Satun.
Electricity and communications are currently disrupted across the region and the situation is improving, but there may be shortages of food and water in some areas.
The rainy season in much of Thailand runs from May to October, with September and October being the height of the monsoon season. The rainy season in Koh Samui and the south east of the Thai peninsula runs from November to March.