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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018 


Sunday morning, a busy running weekend on Phuket being done and dusted and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018.
On Koh Samui we have a hazy morning with a few clouds in the sky but it looks like we will have another warm day today. Current temp at 9.30am is 28C although it does feel slightly warmer already.

Yesterday I travelled to Phuket for a busy weekend of running, yesterday evening I ran the Phuket night run over 10.7km in Phuket town and managed to place second in my age group of 55-59 years old.
This morning, after just a seven hour break, I ran another 10.45km race at the Siriroj Hospital, near Central Festival and the Phuket hyperbaric chamber. This morning my legs felt a little bit fatigued and I placed ninth in the 50-59 years old age group.

The weather on Phuket is nice, a blue sky is shaping up and it might get very warm here, later during the day. Current temperature at 9.30am is 27C and it does feel warmer.

Today I will travel to Khao Lak, where I will start a PADI IDC tomorrow morning.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018; At Wat Plai Laem this building is still under construction, but there's steady progress. It is the new place where the communal kitchen will be positioned and managed. When a relative of a local family becomes monk or passes away or any other significant Buddhist celebration, here is where the local families will cook food for people paying their respect or visiting the ceremony.

Last week saw a lovely February week reign over Koh Samui. Some light train on Tuesday but other than that, it was lovely and warm with plenty of sunshine. Maximum temperatures ranged from 29C on Tuesday to 33C on Friday.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th February –18th February 2018; More construction, this time from Phuket. The Chalong circle or roundabout is under construction. A tunnel is being build and it may affect traffic for two to three years. At certain times of the day, definitely a place to avoid, due to long traffic jams and waiting times.

The forecast for next week is looking good, although it may not be as nice as last week. A few thunderstorms throughout the week can be expected with some light rain. The rain periods should short but possibly hard! Typical tropical showers with the wind picking up possibly over next weekend.
There's still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed during next week, so don't despair. Sun lotion may be needed!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th February –11th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th February –11th February 2018 


Morning run done and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th February –11th February 2018.
It's partially cloudy this morning with a kind of a hazy start earlier on. At 10.30am the current temperature is  31C
The nice and enjoyable February weather has started!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th February –11th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th February –11th February 2018; Yesterday's sunset looking out over Bang Rak bay. The picture was taken on the road leading to Big Buddha, a very popular spot during the evenings to enjoy sunsets.

Last week saw a nice and fairly sunny week. It was mostly partially clouded but sometimes it was clear blue skies. The maximum temperatures are agreeable around 30 and 31C. A nice week indeed.

Next week we will see more of the same, however with a chance of rain on Tuesday. Other than the predicted rain, expect some partially cloudy skies and later during the week some nice and blue skies.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th January – 4th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th January – 4th February 2018 


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th January – 4th February 2018.During the Sunday morning long run, it was fairly cloudy, with just a few blue spots among the clouds, but the sun is creeping out a bit more at this very moment, around 9am. Current temperature is 28C. However, I won't be surprised if there will be a few showers throughout the day today and it will become warmer throughout the day.
There was a fair bit of wind this morning though.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th January – 4th February 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th January – 4th February 2018; One of the fire trucks on Koh Samui, spotted in Chaweng last week As far as I know, they're located at the airport and part of the airport fire fighting crew. Not too many times you get to see one of them around the island.

Last week saw a lovely end of January, with sunny skies, however the start of February saw each day having a few showers. Maximum temperatures ranged from 30 to 32C, so not too much variation.

The forecast for next week is predicts sunnier skies again with an odd chance of a shower. The lovely February weather is warming up.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

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Camille

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Goodbye to January 2018

Goodbye to January 2018


It's 31st day of this month and time to say Goodbye to January 2018. After having missed the December 2017 Goodbye blog, we're back on track.
It's nice and fairly sunny under a partially clouded sky with a current temp of 30.1C at 10am.

The weather this month wasn't that great. 12 out of the 31 days saw rain and we had some really hard rain early on in the month. There were also a few days with flash floods, but the flash floods never lasted too long.
A mediocre to average January an d nothing like it was one year ago, when Koh Samui endured some serious long and hard rain with lots of flash floods.
Maximum temperatures ranged from 28C to 33C.

Goodbye to January 2018

Goodbye to January 2018; A buffalo roaming near the sea side in Phang Ka, the southern part of Koh Samui

Especially the last couple of days were nice and a bit of an idea of what February most likely is going to be. It's also becoming warmer again, little by little, day by day.

The forecast for next month is a few days including the weekend might see a little bit of rain but in general it should clear up after that and be nice and enjoyable with plenty of sun.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens.

Camille

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd January – 28th January, 2018



Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd January – 28th January, 2018.
It's partially cloudy  to cloudy this morning although very early in the morning the sun was out and about for a short while and it's trying a comeback right now. Current temperature at 10am is already 31.1C. Slowly but steadily it's becoming warmer on our island and the cooler rainy season weather is slowly disappearing. 
Don't forget to visit the Samui Green Market today, at Boutique resort the Elysee at Fisherman's Village, start around 3pm.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd January – 28th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd January – 28th January, 2018; The old road crossing in Nathon where immigration used to be is turning into a roundabout. Now if all Koh Samui drivers would know how to drive on a roundabout! It's really fairly easy, if you're on the roundabout you have right of way.

Last week saw a fair amount of rain. Only Tuesday stayed dry and maximum temperatures ranged from 29 to 31C.
Mostly we had sunny mornings with clouds moving in over lunch time, around noon. The afternoons could see some hard rain at times, although most of the time fairly short.

The forecast for next week is looking good. We're slowly moving into February which always seems to be a very agreeable month on Koh Samui. Next weeks weather is reflecting that, possibly some rain come Wednesday and Thursday but also plenty of sunshine. Especially towards the weekend.
Enjoy the remainder of this month!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens.

Camille

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018 


For a change it is Sunday evening but still time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018. 
It's almost 9pm and already dark. About twelve hours later then usual you find this weekly weather update. It has been a busy day for me and our family, hence the late update. It's 23.9C and it's been cloudy all day long. Today's maximum temperature reached 31C and besides a small drizzle once, it stayed dry.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018; A mangrove forest in Phang Ka, the southern part of Koh Samui. These concrete walkways can be followed for a while before they stop and you have to turn around.



Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018; Sunrise over Koh Lanta last week

Last week saw a fairly nice week over Koh Samui, with mostly partially clouded skies and some sunshine and just two days of rain. One of these days was from Friday to Saturday and rained very hard during the night. Maximum temperatures ranged from 29C to 33C. January in full swing and overall the weather is improving.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th January – 21st January, 2018; A giant statue of a sail fish being caught by local fishermen at Ao Nang beach in Krabi province. After a few years I found myself back in Ao Nang for two days, the duration of a PADI IE (instructor exam for scuba instructors) which I visited with two of my PADI IDC candidates from the January PADI IDC on Koh Lanta.

The forecast for next week is looking good. From Wednesday onward a little bit of wind and occasionally the chance of a tropical shower. During the beginning of the week is the best time to see the sun come out and work on your tan.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018 


Another Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018. This morning there's a stiff breeze and it's mostly cloudy but there are also a few blue spots and the sun is working hard to work its magic.Current temperature at 7.30am is 25.2C

On Koh Lanta in the province of Krabi, where I have just completed the current PADI IDC, it's also cloudy with a current temperature of 25C

Come Thursday I should be back home on Koh Samui again and it looks like I will be there for a month before I hit the road again.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018; A swing on a fairly isolated beach in the South on Koh Samui, in the Phang Ka area. Very enjoyable and relaxing.

Last week saw a fair amount of rain and especially Thursday saw plenty of rain combined with a lot of flash flooding. Only three days stayed dry with the sun peeping out. Maximum temperatures ranged from 28 to 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th January – 14th January, 2018; These kind of places I visit for my work. This is part of Koh Haa, a very popular dive location from Koh Lanta in the province of Krabi.

The forecast for next week is looking good. There should be hardly any rain until Friday. Next Saturday may see a fair amount of rain again. Hopefully all these rainy days will soon be behind us and we can enjoy some more sunshine again.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens.

Camille

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018 

The first week of this new year has been done and dusted and it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018. 

It's partially cloudy over Koh Samui this early morning and the sun is already out and about. It looks like this will be a nice day around the island. Current temp at 7am is 25.8C

Currently I find myself back on Koh Lanta in the province of Krabi, where I started a PADI IDC program yesterday, the first PADI IDC of the year. It's mostly cloudy here, with occasionally some sunshine and sometimes a rain shower, but mostly during the evenings. Current temp at 7am is a nice and cool 23C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018; A statue of a Koh Samui mermaid, as can be found and observed at Plai Laem beach

Last week saw a very nice week and good start of the year, weather wise. It was sunny to partially cloudy all week long and there was no rain to speak of. A lovely start of the year indeed. It was a also busy week around the island, with lots of visitors and tourists visiting our island. 
Maximum temperatures ranged between 30 and 31C, so very stable.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st January – 7th January, 2018; At Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta in the province of Krabi. A the klong (river), where did my house go?

The forecast for next week is still looking fairly good, although probably not as nice as last week. There may be an occasional shower and come Friday, the wind may pick up quite a bit. Don't worry too much though, most days of the week, the sun should be out as well. Enjoy your stay on our lovely island!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th December – 31st December, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th December – 31st December, 2017 


The last Sunday of the month and of this year means, it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th December –31st December, 2017.

My last long run of the year is in the bag and the weather conditions are about to improve. Running is great in the current cool conditions.

It started out this morning as a cloudy day but the sun has been breaking through a few times now and we have a current temperature at 11am of 29.2C

Later today we may have one last time a strong wind surging over the island but after that the wind is about to disappear. This should make all boat operators around the island, since earlier this week many days all boat trips were cancelled due to the strong wind.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th December –31st December, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th December –31st December, 2017; High tide at some of the statues at Big Buddha.

Last week saw a wet and windy week. Almost every day saw rain and sometimes hard rain with some thunderstorms as well. There were very short lived flash floods but in general the roads held out just fine. Yesterday saw no rain at all, except for a little drizzle around 6.30pm for a short while.
Maximum temperatures ranged between 26C and 31C.

The forecast for the first week of the new year is looking good. The wind is as good as gone, there should be no rain and partially cloudy skies may allow some sunshine being poured over Koh Samui's beaches.
Enjoy the start of the new year and a Happy New Year to all readers of this blog! 

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago


Today the Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago. By now, 13 years ago, the two big tsunami waves made their destructive paths through many parts of Thailand's West coast.
I still clearly remember how I was watching tv with a light hangover and the first news came on that an earthquake was felt in Phuket and that maybe one person had died.

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago; The Phuket Tsunami memorial at a park in Kamala, which I visited twice, earlier this year.

How the news during that day would change. More and more devastating news slowly trickled through. A few hundred people dead was uttered within a few hours. Slowly the size and horror of what had happened started to settle in. 

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago; A wall as part of the Phuket tsunami monument at Kamala

It still took me two days to find out that Khao Lak was one of the hardest hit places in Thailand. Not having heard any news at all coming out of Khao Lak, my thought was that no news was good news. How wrong was I proven to be.

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago; A plaque commemorating the boxing day tsunami at Kamala's monument

The Kamala and Patong beaches were among the worst affected beaches on Phuket. An interesting read is this one by Mark Oberle, an American tourist during the Tsunami.

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago; Kamala beach earlier this year, nice and peaceful

Today many commemorative services are being held along Thailand's West coast. A day to remember for people who were affected by this event.
It wasn't until March 2005 when I visited Khao Lak for the first time and it still looked like a disaster area. Some pictures can be found under the tsunami label on this blog.

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago

Boxing Day Tsunami is now 13 years ago; Boat 813 in Khao Lak just a month ago. Pushed on land for 3 km by the tsunami waves

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille