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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 13th October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 13th October 2019


Here awe are again, Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 13th October 2019.
The Sunday run is in the bag and the sun is out!

It was cloudy to partially clouded earlier this morning. However, the sun is taking over control. It's getting more blue by the minute almost. Current temperature at 11am is 30C and rising. It feels a lot hotter outside, once you're in the sun.

Last week saw plenty of nice sunny to partially clouded days. However, towards the end of the week we saw some showers. Starting Thursday afternoon. Yesterday it was dry and sunny at Plai Laem all day long. However, our oldest daughter had to go to the Navy camp in Lipa Noi. The King's daughter was visiting and releasing turtles. Once she got back she mentioned that it rained there.
Maximum temperatures last week ranged from 35C in the beginning of the week to 23C a few times during the night time.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 13th October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 13th October 2019

New signage at Central Festival in Chaweng. A great and popular photo opportunity.

The forecast for next week is not looking that great. We're getting to the half way mark of this month and that can lead us to some foretastes of the rainy season. The current typhoon, Hagidis, that is or was battering Japan, is rubbing off on Thailand now. That includes Samui. Tomorrow we get a very short but harsh storm spot between 10am and 1pm. Lots of rain during that period as well. Let's see how accurate this prediction will be.
The rest of the week will see some hard rain as well. Not on all days, mostly towards the end of the week. Possibly including next weekend.


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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th September – 6th October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th September – 6th October 2019

Sunday morning, time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th September – 6th October 2019.

Long run is in  the bag. I'm glad to be back in training again. Goal is the half marathon come 15th December in Surat Thani. Today was an easy hour and a half run. In the last 600 meters I run off my feet by a dog! The dog was running next to a motorbike, following his owner. He didn't see me and despite evading moves by myself, he hit me full on and swept my legs away. Lucky for me it was on the side of the road and I landed face first in the sand. Very lucky for me that I did not have a single scratch. 

On to the weather though, it is partially cloudy this morning. The current temperature at 9.45am is 29C. It looks like a nice day in the making, not too hot but most likely dry.

Last week saw some great weather. All week long sunny skies and lots of sunshine. It was warm but not 'stupid' warm or rather hot as for instance in April. The overall temperatures are dropping and makes for agreeable days. As long as it stays dry. Dry it was this week. Wherever I was on the island last week, I didn't spot a single drop of rain.
Maximum temperatures reached 34C in the beginning of the week. The minimum temperature barely hit 23C. A nice start of the month indeed.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th September – 6th October 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th September – 6th October 2019

Khow Tanim or the Magic Garden in Baan Namuang. My last visit was almost two months ago. Check it out, it is an interesting place to visit. This is one of the many statue clusters that can be found there.

The forecast for next week is looking great. The weather of this week continues to hold on. Hardly any wind, few clouds and plenty of sunshine. The overall temperature shouldn't be too hot though. October continues to keep up good appearances.
Enjoy your time on our island or in the Samui archipelago next week!

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. 

 Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Welcome to October 2019

Welcome to October 2019

It's the first of October and we say welcome to October 2019. 

The month of October on Koh Samui is usually still a fairly nice month, if we talk weather. However, it is also the month before our rainy season starts. It's really a transitional month weather wise.

The last two years October was ok. Early on during the month still plenty of sunshine. Later during the month, more and more rain starts to show up. Or rather, falls down. Three years ago it seemed the rainy season had already started by the end of the month.

This month I do expect rain, it's just hard to say when. Towards the end of the month is the safest bet though. 
The first week of this new month, the forecast looks good. Let's see how far we can carry this. 


Welcome to October 2019

Wat Plai Laem is around the corner of our house. It's also a beautiful temple, one of the most beautiful on the island, just in my humble opinion. Many buildings and statues. Lovely statues as well! One of these statues is a massive, big, sitting man. You may want to call it a Buddha maybe. This statue is surrounded by four smaller statues, depicting Indian style deities. This is one of these four statues. Ganesh! This deity  is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.

There are not that many events on the island that I am aware of this month. So come and enjoy a much more quiet and tranquil Koh Samui and it's archipelago. Go out and about and maybe one of the activities on offer here suits you.

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Monday, 30 September 2019

Goodbye to September 2019

Goodbye to September 2019

It's the last day of the month and time to say Goodbye to September 2019.

Although there were some nice and sunny days throughout this month, there were a few rainy days as well.
We even had two days with serious flash floods. All in all not as good as an average September but still ok. 

Goodbye to September 2019

Goodbye to September 2019

At Wat Plai Laem two new buildings are being constructed. The two buildings are meant to keep the bodies of deceased people in them until the cremation ceremony can start. They are very Chinese style looking. It seems the temple has plenty of money to keep constructing new buildings.

There were also two running events this month. One was the trail and half marathon event during this years edition of the Samui Festival. I ran the 5km race and managed to get 4th spot in my age category. There were plenty of other events throughout Samui during the Samui Festival. Including music live shows.
A week later was the 6th edition of the Run to Give or Mad hatter charity run. Here I placed 2nd in my age category. 

Now it's time to look forward to the start of October. See you next 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. 

 Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

We're at the end of the week again and it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019.
This morning I completed my first long slow distance run since over two months. It all went well and my next running goal will be the half marathon in Surat Thani come 15th December.

Today the weather is great. A mostly blue sky with almost no wind. The temperature at 11am is a nice 29C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

Yesterday the two week Thaa Yai came to an end. The deceased that were welcomed two weeks ago, have been sent on their way again until next year. Here is part of the food offered to the monks at the Wat Plai Laem temple. The amount of food being offered should keep them going for at least a week or more! Lots f big buckets and pots and pans have already been filled to the brim and are not to be seen in this picture.

Last week was anything but the way it was predicted. Plenty of cloud cover and showers. Friday morning we also had a massive thunderstorm pass over. This one caused immediate flash floods at the usual spots. Most of the flash floods were gone again within an hour and a half at most.

Maximum temperatures reached 32C just once, early last week. Most of the week was in the high twenties. The minimum temperature reached 23C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st September – 29th September 2019

Some of the offered food to the monks. This is mainly fruit and khanom or sweets. The fresh food, the curries and rice and such are portrayed on the picture above.

The forecast looks good once more. Hardly any clouds or wind are predicted for next week. There may be some tropical showers though. Short but possible hard showers. Enjoy your time on the island and get in touch if you're up for some of the trips on offer.

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th September – 22nd September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th September – 22nd September 2019

It's Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th September – 22nd September 2019.

This morning our family participate in the 6th Run to Give - Mad hatter run at 'The Wharf' in Fisherman's Village. In the 10km race I came in second in my age category of 50+ and 12th all over. My time was 46'19 with a 4'38 pace. That's ok considering I'm only back in training since three weeks. After pretty much not having run for a month.

The weather today is rather cloudy. This morning it stayed dry but around 8am a drizzle started, continuing to the current 11am time. Current temperature is a nice and cool 27C. Love it like that!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th September – 22nd September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th September – 22nd September 2019

The 'amphur' building in Nathon. Kind of like the town hall or districts office. Amphur's are the second level administrative subdivision and make up the province. There can be a few Amphur's or districts in a province. 

Last week saw a few very windy and cloudy days with some showers at the beginning of the week. The sun broke through later during the week, for clouds and rain or rather a drizzle make it's comeback today. Maximum temperature just about reached 33C yesterday afternoon. The minimum temperature got stuck at 22C

For next week the forecast is looking really good. Possibly some more rain today but tomorrow possibly cloudy with light rain. The rest of the week however should be very nice and sunny! Crank out the sun lotion and enjoy Koh Samui's beaches and sight seeing attractions. Soak in the sun and enjoy!

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. 

 Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

 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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Sunday afternoon, and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019.
It's a cloudy afternoon and at 1pm the current temperature is a cool 29C.

This morning I participated in the Samui Festival running event. The 5km race was on my schedule and I came in 21nd all over and 4th in my age group 50-59 years! Despite having a very fast 4'19 pace per km, I was a bit surprised that I didn't fare any better in the rankings. However, having said that, the first 3 in each age category for all distances, received price money. That surely brings out the freaks, so to speak. 
Next week at the Wharf, a charity run, will only see local Samui runners.

There was also a cycling event this morning, which caused a few traffic jams around the ring road! All in all, a great event, well organized and fun to participate in.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Last week we had some hardcore flash floods Monday and Tuesday afternoon. All hell broke loose and the usual hot spots flooded in no time. Above you can see a picture Bang Rak on Tuesday afternoon. Each day, just after an hour or so, the water levels dropped again. No worries there. The next day was also nice, when all the mud turns into dust!
The rest fo the week was surprisingly nice. Partially cloudy to sunny.
Except for last night when it rained again. Yesterday may have seen a shower or two around the island as well.
Maximum temperatures reached 34C. The minimum got stuck at 22C


Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th September – 15th September 2019

Yesterday morning, Saturday, saw the yearly Tha yai event in the temples around Samui. This is at Wat Plai Laem.

For next week we have a forecast of strong wind and tropical showers until Wednesday. Come Thursday it should clear up again nnd we should be able to welcome the sun again.

Hope you will have a grand time if you're on Samui this week! Enjoy what the island has to offer!

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. Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

 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. 

 You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience.

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

 Camille

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd September – 8th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd September – 8th September 2019

Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd September – 8th September 2019.
It's nice and sunny outside and at 10am we already have a current temperature of 31C. And rising! It's looking like a warm day is in the making. Clouds are opening up and moving out of the way for a nice blue sky.

This week was nice. We also had a few showers during the morning mainly, but mostly partially clouded skies with warm days.
Maximum temperatures reached 33C during the last two days. Minimum temperature reached 22C early last week. A fair start into the new month.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd September – 8th September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd September – 8th September 2019

A new structure has been erected or build at Hua Thanon's ocean side. There's lots of parking space and it connects to the local market. Especially the seafood market is well known around the island for it;s freshness. Well worth a visit if you make a trip around the island. In Hua Thanon you can also see many original Hainan style local houses. 

The forecast for next week is looking good. Monday might be wet but most other days should have partially clouded skies as a minimum. The wind has completely disappeared, so it might get hot.
Come next weekend, first of all we will have the Samui Festival activities. Including the various running races on Sunday. Secondly, the wind is about to pick up. Maybe a cool day's running lies ahead of us. 
Hope to see you next Sunday in Nathon for the Samui Festival runs. 
If you're on the island this week, go out and about. Enjoy the predicted nice weather.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Monday, 2 September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

It's that time of the month again and we can say a well meant Welcome to September 2019. This month typically carries on the nice and good weather from August. A lot of times it's even better compared to August.
The first couple of days may be windy and with some rain. However, the first weekend of this brand new month looks just splendid. Hardly any clouds and plenty of sunshine.

Welcome to September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

One of the many different statues you can find at the Magic Garden. Towering high above the island, in the middle of durian plantations, you can find the Magic Garden. Turn into the road opposite Wat Khunaram and follow the road up the mountain. Signs will guide you to find the right way. Well worth a vist. First of all for the stunning views from above during the ascent. Secondly, to actually visit the Magic Garden itself.

This month will also two great running events. First of all the one on 15th September. This is part of the much bigger 'Samui Festival' This festival will rage over the island for a couple of days. With live music, a bicycle event, running events and much more.
Secondly come 22nd September the '6th Mad Hatter run'. Unfortunately both events are sold out.
Hope to see you there!

If you're on the island this month, a good choice! Enjoy the island, it's surrounding islands and hopefully good weather. Plus all we have to offer so you feel welcome here.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 26th August – 1st September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 26th August – 1st September 2019

It's another Sunday morning on Koh Samui and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 26th August – 1st September 2019.
This morning it was raining but soon the clouds parted and the sun broke through. Currently we're enjoying a partially clouded sky and the sun is beaming. The temperature at 11am is 28C
A nice last August 2019 Sunday is in the making. 

Last week saw some strong wind but not much rain. At least not in Plai Laem, our northeastern corner of the island. It was a nice last August week.
Maximum temperatures reached 35C yesterday. The rest of the week was a lot cooler though. Minimum temperature reached 21C, also yesterday.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 26th August – 1st September 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 26th August – 1st September 2019


One of the two mummified monks on Koh Samui. This mummified monk is located at Wat Kiri Whongkaram in Baan Taling Ngaam. A more out of the way and quiet temple in the south eastern corner of the island.

The forecast for next week, the first September week of 2019, is looking good. Partially cloudy with some strong winds at times until Thursday. Occasionally some rain can be expected as well during this time frame. However, as of Friday it should turn really sunny and warm again.
Enjoy September on the island, a good time to be here. Go out and explore the island and have fun doing so. Be safe on the roads and enjoy the 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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

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

Camille