Friday, 31 July 2015

Goodbye to July 2015

It's the end of another month and time to say goodbye to July 2015. This July version was just like the two previous ones, not a very good July when it comes down to the weather.

Despite having had some sunny and nice days, the majority of this years July days were wet and sometimes even with very strong wind, especially the first half of this month.

Goodbye to July 2015

Aerial view of Bang Rak and it's bay during landing at Samui airport

It was not a very busy month for me at work, almost a tradition in July, and I was able to spent time at home all month long, which is nice for a chance. I did go back to work on Samui though, and worked as a dive instructor, conducting various PADI DSD programs towards the end of the month.

Furthermore there was the yearly Kila Amphur event, where our two eldest children participated. Most of the time this month however,  was spent at home! Due to an injury there was no running and no events I participated in, although there were a few that I would have gone to, if I would have been injury free. These races have to wait until next year!

Hope you enjoyed this month and I'm already looking forward to August, which seems to have turbulent weather beginning of the month for us!

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and it doesn't look like the sun is coming out to play today around Koh Samui, at least not until later during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Today is Wan Khao Phansa (วันเข้าพรรษา) or the Buddhist Lent Day.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2015

Ghost town in Plai Laem, remains of one of the first big real estate projects on Koh Samui at the beginning of this century, that went completely upside down and as a result, there are vast areas with uncompleted bungalows in various degree of construction

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning, followed by a few sunbeams during the afternoon and there was also a visit of the hard, fast and furious rain again, this time around 6pm, with some hard wind and strong rain. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is not developing nicely for the next ten days, up until mid next week it's still looking fine, but by mid next week the wind is supposed to pick up and by next weekend, there should be very strong winds accompanied by lots rain. Not your typical August weather at all.

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Camille

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Asanha Puja or Asarnha Bucha

Today is Asanha Puja or Asarnha Bucha day (อาสาฬหบูชา) all around Thailand. This is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. On this occasion Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment in the Deer Park in Benares and the founding of the Buddhist sangha is celebrated.

Asanha Puja or Asarnha Bucha

This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dharma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (nirvana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths.

This first sermon is not only the first structured discourse given by the Buddha after his enlightenment, it also contains the essence of all his subsequent teaching. At the end of the talk, one of the five participants recounted his understanding of what had been said and asked to be received as a disciple, a request the Buddha granted, thus establishing the first order of monks.

Tomorrow is Wan Khao Phansa (วันเข้าพรรษา) or the Buddhist Lent Day, when the monks remain in one place, typically in a temple for a long period of time.

Tonight there will be the walk around the Bot of the various Temples in Thailand, at 7pm, something well worth checking when local people walk three times around the Bot in a temple.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning around Koh Samui but the sun is heating up and trying to break through the cloud cover. later today I do expect some rain though. Current temp at 8am is 28.9C
Today is also Asarnha Bucha Day all around Thailand.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th July, 2015

Until 6th August, daily buffalo fights can be witnessed in a Chaweng buffalo fight stadium. This is a typical Southern Thai and Samui tradition. There's only one fight per day.

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning, hard, fats and furious rain around noon for about an hour and a sunny later afternoon. Max temp reached 31.5C

The forecast keeps changing, it remains a mix between cloudy and sunny skies but after the weekend the wind starts to pick up again and the first August weekend might have some serious strong wind and some hard showers. It's still far ahead of us, so possible to change again. We'll keep an eye on this development.

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Camille

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning, with isolated and small blue spots in the sky over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th July, 2015

A print shop in Plai Laem, what would Thailand be without it's gazillion sign boards all over the place! You can find a print shop in even the smallest village

Yesterday saw clouds around the island all day long but over the middle of Koh Samui was this big patch of blue sky. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is changing again, up to the weekend we may have fairly sunny days, with clouds moving in over the weekend and wind coming up after the weekend.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning all around Koh Samui with a big patch of blue sky on top if the island. Current temp at 7am is 25.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th July, 2015

The Thai and the King's flag on top of the dive boat in the Gulf of Thailand

Yesterday saw a fairly cloudy morning followed by a nice and sunny afternoon. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast changed slightly for the next ten days, the next couple of days may see some more sunshine but the chances of a tropical shower also increased a bit.

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Camille

Monday, 27 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui so early in the morning but it looks like it may clear up later today, especially during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th July, 2015

Ready for take off at Samui airport

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy sky with occasional blue spots in it. There was sunshine but not all day long. It felt warm though. Around 7pm we had a strong wind with some rain. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts more sunny moments for the next ten days, although there still will be plenty of cloud cover with an option of an occasional tropical shower, like yesterday evening, although the showers seem to become less.

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with some blue spots in the sky. The sun will heat up and some of the clouds will most likely evaporate. Especially the later afternoon may see some blue skies. Current temp at 7am is 26.6C but it feels already a lot warmer.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th July, 2015

Sunset yesterday at one of the Bang Rak piers

Yesterday started out cloudy with some sunshine soon after, however, later during the morning and the afternoon turned out to be mostly cloudy but it was still very warm all day long. Max temp reached 33.2C

The forecast hasn't changed much, except that we may have a bit more sunshine than yesterday's prediction for the next ten days. Make sure to bring your sun lotion, wherever you go on the island.

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th July, 2015

Today's weather;

There's a thin cloud layer hanging over Koh Samui this morning, which I expect to break up once the sun starts to heat up. The sun will have to work harder compared to yesterday, since today's cloud layer is thicker, but during the morning, the sun will  hopefully start to work it's magic. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th July, 2015

Closing in on sunset yesterday on Koh Samui near Big Buddha

Yesterday saw mostly a sunny day with some cloud formations. It felt a lot warmer than the thermometer announced with a max temp of 32C

The forecast hasn't changed much, mostly cloudy days are predicted over the next ten days but there should also be plenty of sunshine and still a rare chance of a tropical shower.

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Friday, 24 July 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th July, 2015

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning over Koh Samui with a hazy cloud layer that may be evaporated once the sun starts to heat up. I expect a fairly sunny sky and high temperatures today. better get that sun lotion out! Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th July, 2015

At the same location as where the Kila Amphur is held this week, there's also this very small shrine in order to make 'tamboon' or prey, with two statues of an elderly male and female person

Yesterday saw another very warm day with hazy but sunny skies. Max temp reached 32C although it felt a lot warmer!

The forecast predicts blue skies during the afternoon but cloudy skies until the first weekend of August. From there on the clouds may disappear and until than, despite the prediction, expect some sunny moments as well!

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Camille