Somewhat blessed here in northern Nan province in that the mountain ranges either side of the Nan River get adequate rain nearly every year and provide a year round outflow for farming. Having said that I've noticed that this year and last only a minority of rain has arrived on the south west monsoon winds. Last year the bulk came from the SCS courtesy of some tropical storms that moved westward. This year the bulk has come from the NNW direction, down from the eastern edge of the Tibet plateau then across southern China and northern Myanmar. Some has come on the south west monsoon. Looks like we will miss out on the rain from the current tropical storm. Our summer storm season this year was a bust.