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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017 


It's Sunday afternoon, just past noon and that means it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017.

Today it has been mostly cloudy which is accompanied by a very agreeable 28.6 temperature around noon.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017; Curry pastes at the market in Plai Laem. Plenty of options, tastes and colors available.

Last week saw a nice week, with partially clouded skies and two days with some rain. At times there was a strong wind, towards the end of the week. Max temperatures ranged between 29C on Friday and 34C on Tuesday.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017; Group picture of the runners and children that benefited from the'North to South' charity run, which I participated in yesterday. 32km from Aryaburi in the North of the island all the way down to Laem Sor Pagoda in the South of the island in 3 hours and 13 minutes. The six runners managed to get 55,000.-THB together for the underprivileged children, for their new accommodation.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th September – 24th September, 2017; Today was the yearly 'Run to Give', aka as the 'Mad Hatter' run at The Wharf in Fisherman's Village. After yesterday's 32km charity run I was happy to participate in a shorter run. Advertised as a 5km race, we ended up running 4.17km and I managed this in 18'30 and ended up as 9th all over and 3rd in my age category 40+

The forecast for next week a strong wind blowing in until tomorrow and fading out by Wednesday, accompanied by some tropical showers. Come Thursday we may be able to enjoy a bit more sun although the skies over Koh Samui will be mostly partially cloudy. Not great but nice weather for this time of the year.

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, 17 September 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017 


It's late Sunday afternoon, and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017. Late in the day but not forgotten!

Today started out fairly cloudy but during the afternoon the sun started to break out a bit and came peeping through the clouds. The temperatures immediately went up a couple of notches. Current temperature at 4pm is 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017; Bang Rak beach road during landing at Samui airport, shortly before 6pm, with the sun setting beautifully over the Gulf of Thailand

Last week saw only two days with some rain and the rest of the week ranged from partially cloudy to fairly sunny. It didn't get too hot, with max temperatures ranging between 30C and 34C. By no means did we have the torrential rain and flooding that happened on Phuket late last week!

From Monday to Thursday I was in Pattaya, visiting some friends. It had been a while since I was there. Pattaya is interesting and has it's pro and cons but for a few days I can enjoy it.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th September – 17th September, 2017; Pattaya beach road before noon time. Fairly quiet for traffic but the beach was rather busy.

Next week looks from mid-week to the end of the week might see some rain. Come Thursday and Friday we may see some strong wind and a bit of rain on Wednesday with some more but minor showers towards the 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. 

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, 10 September 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th September – 10th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th September – 10th September, 2017 


Sunday noon time, it's also time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th September – 10th September, 2017.
The sun is slowly breaking through over Koh Samui after a fairly cloudy morning. The bike riders of the Samui Festival tour or race around around the island will not have complained, their ride must have been a lot more agreeable without the sun.
The current temperature at noon is 30.8C but it feels like closing in to 40C. Hot and humid but there is a light trace of wind.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th September – 10th September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th September – 10th September, 2017; Chaweng beach yesterday during the official attempt of  having the worlds longest buffet. The attempt was successful and 2.5km of free food could be enjoyed yesterday. There were some nice surprises and good food to be had but it was also very busy. Within 30 minutes most af the food was gone!

Last week it was mostly partially cloudy with plenty of sunshine to be had and a very rare tropical shower to cool things off. Max temperatures ranged from 33c to 35C. 

The forecast for next week around Koh Samui, which most of the week I will be spending in Pattaya, will be partially cloudy, maybe a bit more of short, tropical showers and the ind might be picking up from Thursday onward.

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, 3 September 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th August – 3rd September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th August – 3rd September, 2017 


It's Sunday morning and time to have a look at Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th August – 3rd September, 2017 and see how things were.
We have a sunny sky already during all morning, this Sunday and although the quicksilver tells us it's 'only' 30.4C at 10.40am, it feels a lot warmer, closing in on 38C!
Better be prepared for a hot and sticky day unless you can find a breeze or stay in an aircon controlled room or area.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th August – 3rd September, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 28th August – 3rd September, 2017; Food options at the Plai Laem market, some frogs and eels. Not for the faint hearted gourmets!
On most maps this market is listed as Bang Rak market, but Plai Laem starts after the bridge and that's exactly where the market is located!

Last week saw a bit of a mixed bag with mostly partially clouded skies, an occasional tropical shower and temperatures ranging between 30C and 34C. 

Next week looks like it will be dry, possibly a rare tropical shower and mostly partially clouded skies. Warm and sunny might be an option as well! Enjoy your time on our island, it's not as busy anymore as a week ago and possibly a little bit more enjoyable with more space around 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. 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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Welcome to September 2017

Welcome to September 2017


It's the first day of a new month and time to say Welcome to September 2017.
A lot of times the nice and mild August weather carries over into September, but not the last three years! Let's hope this will change this year.

This morning it's partially cloudy and at 8.30am it's a nice and cool 28.3C. Don't worry though, it will heat up later today or rather soon-ish. It already feels a lot warmer.
The forecast for the next ten days is partially cloudy with the possibility of a tropical shower.

Welcome to September 2017

Welcome to September 2017; Curry pastes and other delicacies at the Walking street event in Lamai

Plenty of running events coming up this month around Samui. From my perspective as a runner, a nice development to see!
Come 2nd September the Cancer Care run in Nathon at the Seatran pier will kick off at 7am. On 9th September the Samui Festival marathon at the Wharf (I will only run the 10km distance) will be around and this promises to be a big one, with over 900 runners signed up for the 10km distance in the various age categories. The 23rd will see the North - South charity run which is followed by the Mad Hatter run come 24th September, with another 10km run also at the Wharf. See you there?

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

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Goodbye to August 2017

Goodbye to August 2017


The end of the month and time to say Goodbye to August 2017 under a nice and fairly sunny last day of the month. It's currently 30.7C at 10.50am and partially cloudy to sunny. How an August day on Koh Samui should be but how it wasn't all month long.

Last night we had some rain and during half of the days this month we had rain. Most of the time just some tropical showers, meaning short and possibly hard rain but we also had a couple of storms moving over our island this month.

Max temperatures ranged between 30C and 34C throughout the month, which is fairly steady and expected but in general it was not a great August with a bit more rain than average, in my opinion.

Goodbye to August 2017

Goodbye to August 2017; Car accident near the Bophud school yesterday. The driver must have gone very fast in order to park his or her car illegally upside down! Be careful out on the Koh Samui roads, it's dangerous out there!

Looking forward to next month! Plenty of races to be run on Samui, 2nd September the Cancer Care run in Nathon at the Seatran pier. 9th September the Samui Festival marathon at the Wharf (I will only run the 10km distance). The 23rd will see the North - South charity run which is followed by the Mad Hatter run come 24th, also at the Wharf. See you there?

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, 27 August 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017 


It's Sunday, just past noon and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017.

It was mostly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but right now, around noon we have a lot more blue in the sky with a current temp of 28.8C and starting to heat up.

We're about to leave Khanom soon, back to Koh Samui. This morning I participated in the 3rd Khanom marathon, although I ran the half marathon distance, which I won in my age group 50-59 in one hour en 45 minutes. Pretty chuffed about that. It's fairly cloudy here with the sun started to pop out and a current temp of 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017 ; In Wat Plai Laem they're building a new kitchen area where local people can cook food during private ceremonies. The temple has all the pots, pans and cutlery available.

Last week it was hot and humid and four out of seven days saw some tropical rain showers. Max temperatures ranged between 32C and 34C. Fairly steady and typical for an average August on Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017; In Khanom, where I run the half marathon this morning, all street signs have two pink dolphins on them. The pink dolphins is what Khanom is famous for and I've seen a pod play and hunt around a few months back at the Raja ferry in Donsak,

We may see some strong wind tonight and tomorrow but the rest of the coming week should be fairly nice and sunny! A nice and sunny end of this August month and a nice and warm start of Septembe seems to be in the cards!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st August – 27th August, 2017; After the Khanom half marathon, which I won in my age group 50-59 in 1:45'27 or a 5'05 pace together with Elena, another Samui resident. She won the full marathon distance all over for females in a stunning 3:31. An amazing achievement Elena! Congratulations. Oh, and the trophy she won barely fitted in her car!

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, 20 August 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017.
It's 9am and fairly cloudy over Koh Samui with a few occasional blue spots. It might possibly rain later today, so enjoy any sunbeam you can get this morning. Current temp at 9am is around 29C

Today is my last day on Phuket, the August PADI IDC on Phuket has been completed and my candidates are on the second and last day of their PADI IE, their Instructor exams. Tomorrow I will be on my way home to Koh Samui again.
It's partially cloudy here with a current temp of 30.6C at 9am.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017; The pier and the small harbor for local fisherman's boats, some private small sail yachts and plenty of tour trip boats at Plai Laem beach. A real marina!

Last week we had some rain between Tuesday and Thursday with all days of the week being partially cloudy. It was nice and warm though, all week long with temperatures ranging between 31C and 33C.
Maybe not as good as your average August week on Koh Samui should be but still a very enjoyable week.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th August – 20th August, 2017; The clock tower in Phuket Town on Phuket, a very iconic landmark in Phuket town

Next week looks good around Koh Samui with mostly partially cloudy skies, a nice breeze and occasionally a tropical shower. 
It should be an enjoyable week with nice weather, 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. 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, 13 August 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017.
It's nice and sunny this morning under a partially cloudy sky with a current temp at 8am of 29C

Since a week I find myself back on Phuket, for the August 2017 PADI IDC program. It's fairly cloudy here with a few blue spots in the sky but also a good chance of rain later today. Current temp at 8am is a cool and fresh 25C. A typical monsoon day on Phuket!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017; The Big Buddha area. The road has now been paved, or rather cemented and the puddles are now a thing of the past at the Big Buddha area.

Last week saw a wet start of the week around Koh Samui with a few showers but than it remained dry for the second part of the week and it was very hot and humid around the island. Maximum temperatures last week were really steady between 32C and 33C. 

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th August – 13th August, 2017; A nice piece of graffiti at Phuket Old Town in an unexpected location, at the Sang Tham shrine or Teng Gong Tong in phonetic Chinese, or at least a try, in Chinese it sounds very different. It's hard to catch in English

The forecast for next week doesn't look too great, especially not for an August on Koh Samui. Mid week there may be some some hard wind and each day may see a tropical shower. It will keep things cool but hopefully there will be some sunshine as well each day.

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

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village


The Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village and it's once more a great opportunity to find cool products, great ideas and positive people. The Samui Green Market will be open from 3pm until around 7pm.

There'll be a silent auction this time around  and a 'second chance' sale; Bring your quality second hand clothes to contribute to our fundraising drive.
As always during the Samui Green markets, please don’t forget; no plastic, no foam. Please bring your own shopping bags.

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village

For me it's always enjoyable to visit and be able to buy some real nice bread and enjoy the various healthy food options on offer with lots of organic options.

There will be live music and the Elysia Boutique Resort offers some good snack and food options to enjoy the afternoon.

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village

Although I will be on the mainland this coming weekend, wishing I was able to visit, I can highly recommend having a look at the Next Samui Green Market is on Sunday 13th August at Elysia, Fisherman's Village.
Enjoy your 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.

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