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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018 


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018. Another week of being injured and no running. Clocking on four weeks now but I still keep myself busy with indoor cycling and other forms of cross training. Think planking, weight training etc.

On to the weather though, it's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and the current temperature at 10am is 31C The sun may pop out later today and there's nice breeze.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018; View over Lamai bay. One fo the first people I met during my early visits to Thailand, in the mid nineties, was visiting Koh Samui and we met up. It was nice to meet him and his family and this is the place they rented via Airbnb. With a great view over Lamai bay. A three story house with 4 bed rooms and separate bath rooms. Lovely!

Last week we had a mixed bag, with plenty of sunny days but also a few showers at various times. This August is not living up to general August standards. Maximum temperatures went up to 33C and lowest temperature was measured at the beginning of the week with a mere 24C

For next week we may have some more sunshine and few showers but they rain has not completely gone! The wind has slowed down to a nice breeze. Maybe a little bit closer to what one can expect during an average August.
Nonetheless, if you're on the island, enjoy your stay and go out. See places, meet people and be safe whilst driving a car or especially a motorbike.

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. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018 


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018. We're on the way back home from Don Sak to Koh Samui after having visited a funeral wake yesterday on the mainland near Surat Thani city.

On Koh Samui it looks grey with plenty of cloud cover. No rain or marginal rain is expected today. Current temperature at 11am is 29C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018; View at the Raja Ferry pier at Lipa Noi. On the way there again, left Don Sak at 10.12 with the 10am ferry. Service at Raja is abysmal, ferries are notoriously late and slow. Comfort levels are low on old and mostly outdated ferries. I prefer the Seatran ferry but sometimes circumstances dictate a Raja ferry sailing. Not something to look forward to. Bottom line is that they don't seem to care about their customers. Since they started the Don Sak - Koh Samui service in 1981. 

Last week saw a mix of hard wind, plenty of rain and occasional sunshine. Maximum temperatures ranged between 24C and 33C. So far it's not the August that you would hope and expect on Koh Samui.

For next week the forecast predicts hard wind today and tomorrow. The strong wind declines each day until Thursday. Come Friday the wind may pick up again. Besides a few isolated showers or thunderstorms throughout the week, some more rain is possible over 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. 

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. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018 


It's late in the evening and with being busy at work, I almost forgot it but it's Sunday and time for Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018.
No running today, but I hope to start that again tomorrow. Instead I have been diving at Panagsama beach near Moalboal on Cebu island in the Philippines. See a picture below.

On Koh Samui it was cloudy today with some rain showers and a max temperature of 33C. Now in the evening at 9.30pm it's 28C.

In Moalboal in the Philippines we're part of the yearly monsoon and the last 3 days it was cloudy, windy and at times with rain. Maximum temperature today reached 29C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; The sitting monk statue at Wat Bophud or Wat Bo Phuttaram, during the evening.

Last week some a mix of partially cloudy days. Sometimes it stayed dry and sometimes there were some showers. A few times the wind played up a bit as well. Maximum temperatures ranged between 33C during the daytime and 25C at night.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; A clown frog fish as spotted yesterday. This was found on the house reef of PADI 5* IDC center 'Neptune Diving Adventures' at Panagsama beach, near Moalboal in the Philippines.

For next week there's still lots of cloud cover predicted an it looks like a lot of tropical showers. The wind may also be picking up in speed and power, until Wednesday. Mostly during the night or the early morning though.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; A view on Panagsama beach from the ocean. This is near Moalboal on Cebu island in the Philippines

If you find yourself on Koh Samui during next week, don't forget to check out some of my recommendations, listed below. In general, do enjoy your time 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.

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

Camille

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Welcome to August 2018

Welcome to August 2018


It's a new day, it's a new dawn, it's a new life, ah, well, it's for sure a new month so Welcome to August 2018.
The last three versions of August were not what you expect in August. They were windy and had lots of rain. Four years ago it was more like, nice and sunny.
Let's hope this years version is a good one although the start is not promising. Strong wind with plenty of rain is predicted.

This morning looks glorious though, with the sun on the rise and no clouds around. At 6.30am it's 25C, nice and cool. Be ready for a hot one though and get that sun lotion out. 

Welcome to August 2018

Welcome to August 2018; During the recent temple party at Wat Bo Phuttharam or the Bophud temple at the traffic lights near Fisherman's Village, the new, small statues had been rearranged and are now in front of the big sitting monk statue.

August is a typical high season month for Koh Samui, with all the European countries having holidays. It will be busy all around so let's hope for more sunshine!
There are no big events happening that I know of, this month. In a weeks time I will be back home, from the Philippines and come 26th August, I will run the Khanom half marathon. Khanom is directly opposite Koh Samui, on the mainland.

Enjoy your stay on Koh Samui this month and fon't hesitate to check out the trips I offe or the dinner option with the Thai Experience.

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. 

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

Camille

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Goodbye to July 2018

Goodbye to July 2018

It's the last day of this month and a good moment to say Goodbye to July 2018.
Like the previous five years, there was plenty of tropical showers and a few thunderstorms. Some 18 days in this July saw rain, with a few days topping 40mm. 
There was also plenty of wind, at times even very hard wind and for a couple of days we had a bit of a storm going over the island. The temperatures reached a maximum of 34C and a minimum of 25C during this recent month.
All in all a fairly typical July. Having aid that, there were also sunny days and once the sun was out, it got warm to hot fairly quickly.

This morning there's cloud cover over the island and the current temperature at 6am is 28C. It looks more likely for a small and short shower to happen than the sun to come out today.

Goodbye to July 2018

Goodbye to July 2018; Very old Buddhist amulets on display at Wat Bo Puttharam, near Fisherman's Village. The display can be found inside the ship look alike building with the big statue of the monk.

Now that this month is almost over, it's time to look forward and meet and greet August! Hope you come and visit us on Koh Samui and you will enjoy your time on 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.

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

Camille

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018

It's Sunday morning and time to get going with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018.
No run today since I injured my right leg last Monday. At the moment it looks that I will be at least one more week without running. It's also not sure if I can make it in time for the Samui Festival marathon come 30th September.

Back to Koh Samui's weather though, it's fairly cloudy with a weak sun trying to pry through the cloud cover. Current temperature at 8.30am is 28C but it should get into the lower thirties Celsius today.

I find myself back in Moalboal in the Philippines today. I'm in the middle of the current July 2018 PADI IDC. We are in the rainy season here but today it's nice and sunny. Current temperature at 9.30am local time (1 hour ahead of Thailand) is 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018

View over Nathon and the Seatran pier

Last week the weather was fairly steady. A few tropical showers, a bit of sunshine and strong wind. Fairly typical July weather. Maximum temperatures ranged from 27C to 34C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 23rd July – 29th July 2018; View over the ocean at Panagsama beach, near Moalboal. Not hard to see why I enjoy this place!

The forecast for next week predicts showers between Monday and Thursday with some hard wind come Wednesday evening and night. We're coming to the end of this month and hopefully we will have better conditions in August. Stay tuned for more updates.

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. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018 


Here we are, another Sunday and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018 after my long slow Sunday morning run has been completed, including a morning nap. All in preparation for the Koh Samui marathon as part of the Samui Festival come 30th September.

At almost 1pm today it's partially cloudy and the sun is peaking out a bit. Current temperature is 31C with a fair bit of wind.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018; The running and athletic track in Baan Namuang. Last week the kila Amphur or the yearly Samui sports event for children and their respective schools was held here once more. For the first time I found out that on the last day, the Friday, there's also a competitive race for adults, as long as you're associated in a local club. Which I ain't! Yet!

Last week saw a lot of strong wind throughout the week. The rain wasn't as bad as predicted though and we had only a few showers last week. There were a lot of clouds hanging around but we also had a couple of very sunny and hot afternoons.
Maximum temperature hit 33C and the lowest temperature last week was 25C.
Humidity ranged on most days between 55 and 74 but we had two days with a humidity between respectively 66 to 88 and 70 to 94.
The maximum wind speed ranged from 23 to 26 (mph).

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 16th July – 22nd July 2018; A much asked question by me blog readers. Now hopefully answered once and for all!

The forecast for next week looks similar to last week, with still a fair bit of wind but not as strong as last week and it should be mostly cloudy. For the rain, as of Wednesday you may expect daily tropical showers, short but possibly hard and for good measure, there may be a thunderstorm or two as well.
With a bit of luck the sun may peak out as well during 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. 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. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th July – 15th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th July – 15th July 2018 


Sunday morning, long slow distance run in the bag (26km this morning in training for the Samui  Festival marathon come 30th September) and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th July – 15th July 2018.

It's almost noon and so far it has been a nice morning. Very early on there was a bit of sunshine in apartially cloudy sky but now it is all cloudy again and at 11.40am we have a 29C temperature. No rain is expected or forecast but a fair wind is blowing.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th July – 15th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 9th July – 15th July 2018; The seemingly never ending construction on Koh Samui, This looks like a new resort being build on the road between Choengmon and Chaweng. Just after the hill coming out of Choengmon, in a relatively sharp downwards curve directly after the hill.

Last week we saw some very hard wind at times and it reached storm quality at some moments. There were a few days with heavy afternoon rains and sometimes some night rain as well. Towards the end of the week we had a few times the sun break through again. Maximum temperatures reached around 33C but overall it was nice and cool.

The forecast for next week is more strong wind between Tuesday and Thursday with plenty of little showers on these three days. Lots of cloudy skies and most likely not too much sunshine is expected for next week. Still, I hope you can enjoy your stay on the island when you are here for next week. Be careful with booking trips out in the open sea during mid week though!

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. 

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

Camille

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd July – 8th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd July – 8th July 2018 


Sunday morning, long slow distance run done and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd July – 8th July 2018.
Today it's nice and blue, with a thin layer of clouds and at 11am it's 30C. It's going to be a hot day, enjoy it whilst it last, since the forecast for next week is not looking very good.

Last week saw some hard thunderstorms and tropical showers, mostly during the afternoon and/or evening/night. During the afternoon the wind also seems to pick up each day.
Maximum temperatures ranged in the lower thirties Celsius.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd July – 8th July 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 2nd July – 8th July 2018; The Guan Yu statue in Hua Thanon. Well worth a visit to get a glimpse of the Hainanese culture on Koh Samui. This can be observed in the temple with the statue and the original Hainan style house still available in Hua Thanon. The Samui Festival marathon event, come 30th September will have a marathon turning point just a few hundred meters short of this temple.

For next week there's a lot of rain and very strong winds predicted. The wind will start to pick up tomorrow and reach maximum strength Tuesday evening all the way through to Friday morning. This will be accompanied by plenty of rain and isolated showers. Monsoon is covering all of Thailand but Samui is not getting the worst of it.
Stay tuned and despite the not so great forecast, I do hope you will enjoy your time on Koh Samui if you will be here this 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. 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. If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. Camille

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Welcome to July 2018

Welcome to July 2018


A new month has started and is already 4 days old, so it's time to say 'Welcome to July 2018'.
July is a month with a bit of everything, sunny days, windy days and plenty of rainy days. July is a mini version of the rainy season, not as bad as as on the West coast, the Andaman side with Phuket, Khao Lak and Koh Lak for instance, but still a fairly wet month.
The first three days saw rain in two out of three days during the afternoon and evening and/or night and today is looking like there will be some rain soon. It's just past 1pm.
For the next seven days some hard wind and plenty of rainy moments are expected, likely to continue past the next seven days. 
The last 4 versions of July were windy and rainy, laced with a few sunny days.

Welcome to July 2018

Welcome to July 2018; The yearly Ban Plai Laem school party was held last week. Although none of our children is currently visiting this school, we still visited, partly because my wife was dancing with a troupe of local Plai Laem women. Nope, that's not her on stage! As each year, it was busy with lots of excited children and parents, performing and watching the children on stage.

No events are scheduled at the moment for this month, if that changes, I will update the blog accordingly. One thing to put in your agenda though is the bi-monthly Green Market, which will be held on Sunday 15th July at the Elysee Boutique Resort at Fisherman's Village. Always a great and enjoyable afternoon.

If you find yourself on Koh Samui during this 2018 version of July, I hope you will enjoy yourself nonetheless!

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. 

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

Camille