Saturday, 30 June 2012

Goodbye to June 2012

It's been a very good second half of the month for the weather, with plenty of sunshine and not much rain, occasionally some strong wind or breeze though.
The first half of the month was not that good all and I would say that we had more rain than usual for this time of the year. June can have rain but usually it's a tropical showers, what we experienced in the beginning of the month was a bit more than that!

The second half made up however so I still rate it as a good month, slightly wetter than usual in the beginning but overall still nice enough! People on the mainland may have different opinions since there was some flood problems floating around.

A Temple South of Lamai, way back in 2006

Besides the weather, there was some other stuff going on as well, I participated in a few runs this months, the Care for Cancer Run in Nathon, the Laguna Phuket half marathon and a Mitsubishi Health care run in Surat Thani.

After a two months off period, I also conducted a PADI IDC again, this time on Koh Samui itself.

I'm looking forward to July, an action filled and exciting month for me with a PADI IDC scheduled in the Philippines, a run on the 8th in Phun Pin, near Surat Thani and the half marathon in Pattaya!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2012

Today's weather;

There's a good amount of overcast over Koh Samui with an occasional blue spot in it. This overcast looks a lot thicker than yesterdays; and won't be as easily burned away by the sun. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Bang Rak road, towards Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a sunny day after some initial overcast during the morning. Max temp reached 34.3C

The forecast sees the wind easing up a bit, but rain may be in the air later today and between Wednesday and Friday. By next weekend things start to clear up again.

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Camille

Friday, 29 June 2012

Samui Hill Challenge, 2nd September, 2012

This is going to be an interesting run, on Koh Samui, in the same month that there will be the Columbia Trail Master challenge 15th September and the Samui island Marathon, 23rd September.

The run is a 6 km hill run, 3km up and 3km down, a completely different challenge compared to road running.

All proceeds will go to the Green Island project and the Samui Rescue Foundation.

Watch out for this flyer and road bill boards very soon!

The race is organised by the Samui Runners Club, which can be visited right here on this Facebook link.

Besides the 6km run, there's also a 2km fun hill run for all ages.

The date this is all going to happen will be 2nd September, the start and finish will be at the Panyadee School in Chaweng Noi.

Registration starts at 6am, the 6km hill run starts at 7am and the 2km fun run is set to start at 7.15am

Prices are also to be won for the 6km hill run 1st Male/Female; a trophy and 5,000.-THB
2nd/3rd place Male/Female; a trophy

2km fun run 1st/2nd/3rd place Boy/Girl; a trophy

There's a 250.-THB entrance fee and for that you will get a T-shirt and breakfast.

Pre-registration forms are available from 1st August at New Star Resort.

For further information please call Mike 081 676 4671 (English) or Ning 089 474 4671 (Thai) or email; samuirunnersclub@gmail.com

Will be great to see you there!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's is a deeper shade of blue this morning! Current temp at 7am is 27C

Wat Plai Laem early in the morning

Yesterday saw a warm day although most of the day there was a thin layer of overcast. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast is changing rapidly to less sunny skies. The wind is supposed to pick up with some showers expected over the weekend and especially Wednesday to Thursday night next week looks wet and stormy.

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Camille

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Both Koh Samui and Koh Tao enjoy lovely blue skies this morning, there are a few thin clouds around but overall it's blue, with some wind that came up and keeps things a bit cool. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

The PADI IE on Koh Tao will be completed today, an update can be viewed later today on my dive blog and this evening we will be back home on Koh Samui again.

Koh Tao; turtle island, with part of Mae Haad harbor in the background

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day on both islands, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, plenty of sunshine and a max temp of 34C

The forecast shows a fair amount of wind for all 7 days ahead of us and some rain over the weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a nice sunny sky this morning and it's looking good for another warm day ahead of us. Current temp is 26.3C at 7am

Here on Koh Tao, where I am with my 3 IDC candidates who are attending a PADI IE, it's similar, a nice blue sky with an occasional cloud in it. it looks like it's going to be hot again!

A view from Mae Haad beach on Koh Tao with Koh Nangyuan on the left

Yesterday saw a nice and hot day on both islands, Samui and Koh Tao. Max temp reached 32.3C

The forecast is not looking that great anymore, as of Saturday, the wind is picking up and some rain may come along with it. Most likely all tropical showers but it's most likely not going to be as sunny as it is right now.

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Camille

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2012

Today's weather;

It looks a bit more cloudy around Koh Samui this morning with a current temp at 7am of 26.8C

The PADI IDC and the EFR Instructor course for June 2012 are both completed and this morning my students and myself will be on our way to Koh Tao for the PADI IE, back on Thursday, ideally with 3 new PADI Instructors.

Sunset on the ferry two days ago on the ferry between Samui and Donsak

Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day. once more. Max temp reached around 33C

The forecast is slightly changing, Wednesday a tropical shower might sweep over Samui and during the weekend the wind id once more picking up, accompanied by tropical showers.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 25 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Samui's sky is shaping up with a thin cloud layer that will dissolve as soon as the sun heats up. get ready for another hot day. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Wat Plai Laem during sun rise

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day around the island. max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast is looking good although around this coming weekend a tropical shower might occur.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2012

Today's weather;

We're in Surat Thani city, at the Diamond Plaza hotel and I've just completed a supposedly 11.4km run which turned into a 13km run in just over an hour, 1:02'07.4. This was all under a perfect blue sky with a current temp at 7am of 22C, nice and cool. Up till the moment we hit the sun face on and it felt a lot wamer!

Samui is also nice and sunny and the current temp there is 25.5C

The start and finish line in Surat Thani for the Mitsubishi Electric Run for Health. The third out of 7 races held this year in Thailand and the second one I participate in, the first one was in Phuket in April

Yesterday there was splendid weather around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34.5C.
The drive over to Surat Thani was nice and easy under a beautiful sunset.

The forecast for the next 7 days didn't change much, get ready for sun filled, lovely days! For the divers among you, several days a week whalesharks are currently sighted at Sail Rock.

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Camille

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd June, 2012

Today's weather;

The thin layer of overcast is already evaporating this early in the morning and a lovely blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui. Another hot day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Later today, we're off to Surat Thani where I will participate in a 11.3km run in downtown Surat tomorrow morning.

Coconut trees and a blue sky, Samui in full good weather mode!

Yesterday saw a very hot day. During the current PADI IDC here on Samui, we were on Chaweng Beach for some Open Water dive training and it was hot in the water and on the beach! Max temp reached 34.2C

The forecast for the next 7 days looks excellent! Blue skies and plenty of sunshine.

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Camille

Friday, 22 June 2012

Food on Wheels; Surat Thani street food

During my recent visits to Surat Thani city, more specific to the Thaksin hospital there with my Mum in law, there was a stretch of various different mobile food sellers along the pavement. Not only the nurses get hungry during the day time but across the road is a high school with a 90% female student ratio. The nurses and students combined make for good daily business.

Som tam, the all time favorite all over the country

There's a wide selection and variation of food offers on display and some stall even have tables and chairs in a small side road or Soi.

Some of the costumers

This post only shows 7 different stalls with food options, there were at least double that amount of options available, if not more! All within a stretch of maybe 200 meters max!

One of the more unexpected options; sushi. It shows however how popular Japanese food is nowadays in Thailand

Fruit, ready to be sliced an put in a bag, ideally with sugar, spiced up with red peppers (the very spicy variation)

Kaa Muu, or pork leg over rice

More fruit, these ones you have to clean yourselves

Fish cookies or cakes, in Thai; Thot man Plaa or ทอดมันปลา

The always available coffee maker

If you find yourself near a hospital or school in Thailand, always have a look for the food stalls, they will not be far away and have some delicious food to offer!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2012

Today's weather;

A very thin cloud layer is in the sky this morning that most likely will disappear once the sun heats up. It promises to be a hot one today on Koh Samui! Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

Sun set yesterday at Big Buddha bay

Yesterday saw plenty of sunshine and it was warm! Max temp reached 34.5C

The forecast is looking good, sunny skies and warm weather is expected for the next 7 days.

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Camille

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st June, 2012

Today's weather;

How about a near perfect blue sky, it's here today this morning over Koh Samui! Current temp at 7am is 27.2C


Yesterday was a sunny and hot day. Max temp reached 33.8C

The forecast is looking for the next 7 days. All wind has disappeared now and the forecast seems to be giving us blue skies and hot weather.

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Camille

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th June, 2012

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Right now there are still some clouds around but they should evaporate as soon as the sun heats up. Current temp at 7am is 26.4C

The sun about to set over Bang Rak bay

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with occasionally some overcast but no rain. Max temp reached 34.2C

The forecast is looking excellent, tomorrow should be the last day of wind/breeze and after that blue will rule Samui's skies. Get ready for some serious sunshine as of Friday!

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Camille

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th June, 2012

Today's weather;

It's mostly overcast but there are blue patches in Koh Samui's sky this morning with almost no wind to speak of. Most likely during the day we will see some more sunshine. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

A vase with flowers in the Chinese Temple at Laem Din in Chaweng

Yesterday saw a sunny day with some clouds in the sky, at times there was a strong wind. Max temp reached 34.3C

By tomorrow the wind should have gone and as of Friday it's sunshine and mainly blue skies all the way for next week.

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Camille

Monday, 18 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Just like yesterday morning, there's a cloud layer over Koh Samui, toot hick to burn away by the sun but with plenty of holes in it to give the sun worshipers enough moments to work on their tans. Current temp at 7am is 28C

My current PADI IDC on Koh Samui is also in full swing, check my dive blog for regular updates. The diving at the moment is fantastic by the way, pristine conditions and over the weekend a rare Manta Ray sighting was reported at Sail Rock.

Koh Samui coconut island

Yesterday saw a day with overcast but also with plenty of sun time. There was a stiff breeze and lo and behold, somewhere in the early afternoon there was a 5 minute mini shower/drizzle. Max temp reached 33.4C

The forecast predicts wind until Thursday morning and after that it will be starting to heat up with blue skies!

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Camille

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th June, 2012

Today's weather;

There's a bit more overcast compared to yesterday morning around Koh Samui but there are also blue spots in the sky. It may take the sun a little bit more effort to burn the clouds away but I do expect some sunshine today although there may be a stiff breeze as well. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

View towards Plai Laem yesterday afternoon

Yesterday saw a sunny morning an early afternoon with some overcast showing up during the late afternoon and mini shower. Max temp reached 34.5C

The forecast is looking good for the next 7 days with some strong wind especially tomorrow but by Thursday it's going to be very nice again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2012

Today's weather;

A thin cloud layer is hanging over Koh Samui but I expect the sun to burn this layer away once it heats up within an hour or so. Current temp at 7am is 26.2C

Chinese temple at Laem Din market in Chaweng

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day all around the island. Max temp reached 33.6C

The forecast for the next 7 days shows plenty of sunshine, no rain but strong wind between Sunday and Wednesday, which should result in nice, cool breezes on land.

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Camille

Friday, 15 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th June, 2012

Today's weather;

A sunny sky is hovering over Koh Samui this morning, better get ready for a warm day. Current temp at 7am is 26.3C

Tomorrow it's back to work again and I will start an IDC on Koh Samui.

Road to the airport, the blue sign is the entrance to the departure area

Yesterday was a nice and warm day all around the island. Max temp reached 34.3C

The forecast looks good for the next 7 days. Expect a breeze though.

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Camille

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th June, 2012

Today's weather;

An almost perfect blue sky rules over Koh Samui this morning with a current temp at 7am of 25.7C. Also a delayed update this morning since we had a power cut in our neck of the woods until just a moment ago.

After last months pictures of Samui in 1989, how about this picture of Koh Phangan in 1904

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day around the island. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast sees the wind increasing in strength, starting from Friday, with a top at this moment for next Tuesday. The skies should still be sunny though.

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Camille

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th June, 2012

Today's weather;

There's a nice blue sky over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

A mini Buddha statue in front of the big sitting Buddha at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw sunshine during the morning and a bit more overcast during the afternoon but it stayed dry all day long. max temp reached 31C

The forecast is looking good, although the wind is picking up again later this week. It's typhoon season and Samui is on the outskirts of these typhoons.

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Camille

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Queen's Cup, Samui Golf Tournament, June 14th-17th, 2012

Queen's Cup, Samui Golf Tournament, June 14th-17th, 2012

The Queen’s Cup, one of Thailand’s most popular golf tournaments, will return for its fourth edition at the stunning Santiburi Samui Country Club in Koh Samui from June 14 to 17, 2012.

The Queen's Cup is a golf tournament on the Asian Tour and is played in Thailand. The inaugural tournament was held in 2009 at the Santiburi Samui Country Club and the prize fund was US$300,000. Chinnarat Phadungsil won the tournament and won $47,550.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th June, 2012

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks nice, a thin cloud layer that should be evaporated once the sun starts heating up. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

This morning's view in our garden

Yesterday saw a warm and dry day around Koh Samui with an overcast afternoon. Max temp reached 33.1C

The drive from Phuket to Samui went smooth and we had blue skies all along the way.

The forecast is looking good for the next 7 days although over the weekend the wind is supposed to pick up again.

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Camille

Monday, 11 June 2012

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th June, 2012

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is nice and sunny. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

We're getting ready in Phuket to leave back home for Samui after I participated in yesterdays half marathon as part of the 7th Laguna Phuket International marathon. It's also nice and sunny down here! Current temp ay 7am is 28.2C

Nai Yang beach yesterday, near the Kasalong resort where we're staying, big waves rolling in, no swimming allowed!

Yesterday saw a nice and warm around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31.3C

Phuket was cloudy all day long with various rain showers. By the end of the day it all cleared up a bit and there was even a nice sunset. Max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast looks good for Samui, the wind has diminished a lot and sunny skies lay ahead for next week.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille