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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd April, 2011

Today's weather;

Samui is waking up under a thin cloud layer but I expect the sun to break through later today. The situation is improving all around and for all week there's hardly any wind and just minor rainfall predicted, just what Samui needs right now! Current temp at 7am is 24C

Yesterday saw some sunshine in the morning and more cloud formations during the afternoon with bits and pieces of rain but nothing too serious.
All supplies are coming in again, gasoline, diesel, food (Big C was partly stocked again yesterday). There was only 6mm of rain yesterday!

Unfortunately I've now news on one resort on Samui that's more or less destroyed by a Banyan Tree, if anybody knows the name of the resort, please let me know. Thanks.

Nakhon Si Thammarat and the small town of Phun Phin, the railway station near Surat Thani town are worst hit. Currently all roads between the Andaman side and the Gulf coast are closed according to Thai TV due to floods or flood damage.

A great picture, floating around with a brewski in their hand downtown Chaweng, making the best out of a bad situation

I received a few more donations, the beer funds is doing well, thanks to Andrew and Joseph this time around and a big shout out to Peter in the UK who donated 500,-$ with the message "Please assist those displaced by the floods - I have a house in Dhevatara Cove and we have been most fortunate". Thanks Peter, just talked to my wife and she knows people who pretty much lost everything, so your donation will be well spend and will be of great help for some who are in dire need right now.

A shop that just 'fell' into a big hole in the ground in Samui, photo by Raymond Day

Koh Lanta woke up to a lightly clouded sky and sunshine is expected later today. I'm out on the dive boat today for some Open Water dives as part of my current IDC on Koh Lanta.

Yesterday the sun broke through occasionally on Koh Lanta but there was also one short but heavy shower around 4pm.

Camille

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, thanks for all your info. do you know what rockys resort is like?

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille,

Just came across this site while I was googling 'koh samui weather'. What an excellent site this is, packed with lots of up to date, useful info.

Just wondering what the situation in koh samui (chaweng in particular)is at the moment? I've been looking at various weather sites and it says thunderstorms and more heavy rain predicted over the next 7 days..if thats correct then I'm assuming things aren't going to improve for a while longer, right?

Me and my partner are due to arrive in koh samui next friday the 8th april. We are staying at the Centara Grand in chaweng, and just wondering if you had any information on the state of that area and the rest of chaweng? Do you think the roads will still be in a state, and how about the bars and restaraunts.?
It's unlikely we will get our money back, so I guess we'll just have to grin and bear it.

Do you know if phuket is affected aswell, if not, we will see if the travel agent can rearrange for us to go there instead.

If we can reschedule, we were thinking of going in late july/august or late october as thats the only time when I can get time off work. I know thats the rainy season, so just wondering if it's any point going during those times? As you'be living here for many years, any suggestions? I went to phuket a few years back in mid october and it was constantly raining all day every day, except for the last 2 days. Is july or august any better in your opinion?

Best regards to you and your family.

Sue

Werner said...

hi there
it is not the bayan tree hotel
its about a tree in the resort that collapsed

kr
werner

Camille said...

Thanks Werner,

Do you happen to know which resort this is?

Dom said...

Hi Camille, been following your blog as myself and my 3 sisters are coming over to your island next Friday for a holiday. We have taken heart from your blog as you say everything is getting better. I wanted to ask if in your opinion you think we should be coming? I'm aware you're people are spending their time trying to get the island back into shape and may not want a load of tourists to deal with as well. What are your thoughts?
Thanks again for the blog. Dom

Camille said...

Hi Dom,

If you can deal with clean up and repair work, by all means do come. Keep an eye on this blog for updates and tourists is exactly what the island needs ;-)

Camille said...

Yesterday somebody who's staying at Rocky's since 31st March commented that everything's nice and fine at Rocky's and the there's no damage and the kitchen is open!

Camille said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for checking in.

All of Samui is trying to get things going again and some parts of the beach road were badly affected, unfortunately Centara has a long wall along the beach road and the road is real low there, so heavy floods are part of the scenery there, there's no proper drainage. The resort it self should be fine.

Bars and restaurants will be open, no problem.

Phuket is not as much affected as Samui, compared to Samui almost not at all!

July/August is a beautiful time of the year on Samui, usually with lots of sunshine and one of the best times of the year to be there, just like April...........

If you can change the dates, that period would be great!

Angie said...

Hi Camille,

I have just come across your blog through the weather site and know you have been asked this a million times but, myself and my 72 yr old father are coming to Koh Samui on the 12th April to meet up with my daughter who is travelling, we will be staying at the Centara Grand and wondered if all is ok to carry on with our journey even though the weather for this time is saying thundery storms. Any advice is much appreciated, thank you for your time .

Angie

Camille said...

Hi Angie,

If you're planning to visit Koh Samui within a week or so, expect a damaged island with a lot of clean up and repair work going on. I'm sure that hotels that aren't affected will do their uttermost best to accommodate you but Samui won't be at it's prettiest!

If you're planning to visit Samui around mid April, I would expect a lot of damage and debris been taken care of and your visit should be fine.

Please keep an eye out on this blog to get updates on the weather predictions.

Shauli said...

Hi
Me and my friend are scheduled to come to samui in the 17/4/11 We will come from Phuket Do you recommend us to reschedule our trip or should we come and it will be okay?
We lime the green mango and the regay bar as well Also will the store and massage will be open already by then?
Thank you for your help in the meter

P.s: how can I donate to you too?
Yours Shauli

Camille said...

Hi Shauli,

If you're planning to visit Koh Samui within a week or so, expect a damaged island with a lot of clean up and repair work going on. I'm sure that hotels that aren't affected will do their uttermost best to accommodate you but Samui won't be at it's prettiest!

If you're planning to visit Samui around mid April, I would expect a lot of damage and debris been taken care of and your visit should be fine.

The Green mango and Reggae Pub should be open and in full swing ;-)

Keep an eye out on my blog for updates on the weather and predictions.

Tereza said...

Dear Camille,
Me and my fiancé have reservation in B52 Beach Resort (on Koh Phangan) and Samui Paradise Resort (on Samui) in term 14/04 - 27/04. It is so sad what happened there couple of days ago. Please do you know the situation in these locations?Are the hotels ok or were defected by the foods? And what about the beaches and sea - are they dirty now?when we will arrive do you think, the sea will be clean and beaches so nice and white as before the floods? We really would like the know the true situation, because we still can cancel our holiday and go somewhere else. Even we love Thailand but we wish our pre-honeymoon to be perfect.
Thanks a lot for your answer.
Best regards,
Tereza

Camille said...

Dear Tereza,

Please keep in mind that I do NOT have lists of individual hotels and their current state. If I stumble over one or hear about one I will post it here on my blog.

-If you're planning to visit Koh Samui within a week or so, expect a damaged island with a lot of clean up and repair work going on. I'm sure that hotels that aren't affected will do their uttermost best to accommodate you but Samui won't be at it's prettiest!

If you're planning to visit Samui around mid April, I would expect a lot of damage and debris been taken care of and your visit should be fine.

Anybody planning on visiting towards the end of April or early May or even later, don't worry. Do not reschedule for November, that's usually Samui's rainy season!

Please keep an eye out on my blog for weather updates and weather predictions.

I would imagine that the resort clean up the beaches and the oceans are flat like a mirror right now.

Tim said...

Hi,

Do you have any status reports from chaweng beach?
Is it we are supposed to land on samui this Wednesday!

Best regards.
Tim

Camille said...

Hi Tim,

It’s being cleaned up right now, no information on current status, by Wednesday should be no problem in my opinion.

Werner said...

hi camille

no i dont know

kr

werner

Camille said...

Thanks for getting back Werner

Dom said...

Will do. Thanks for the advice. Dom

Dom

Kim said...

Hi Camille

My son is due to stay at the Art Bar starting Saturday the 10th do you think things will be up and running then, or should he postpone.

Thanks

Camille said...

Hi Kim,

Please keep in mind that I do NOT have lists of individual hotels and their current state. If I stumble over one or hear about one I will post it here on my blog.

-If you're planning to visit Koh Samui within a week or so, expect a damaged island with a lot of clean up and repair work going on. I'm sure that hotels that aren't affected will do their uttermost best to accommodate you but Samui won't be at it's prettiest!

-If you're planning to visit Samui around mid April, I would expect a lot of damage and debris been taken care of and your visit should be fine.

Dom said...

We are flying out on Friday. Excellent.
Dom