Sunday, 17 April 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th April, 2011

Today's weather;

Samui is currently making it a habit to wake up under blue skies, today's another one! Current temp at 7am is 25.8C

Choengmon Beach yesterday evening with a near full moon

Yesterday saw once more a warm and sunny day on Samui with a max temp of 29.7C

The 'masses' are moving back from their home during their Songkran holiday and the road keeps taking it's toll;

This Songkran period has so far seen a decrease in cumulative road casualties, with 188 deaths (69 cases or 27 per cent lower) and 2,786 injuries (318 cases or 10 per cent lower) from 2,584 accidents nationwide (297 cases or 10 per cent lower), according to the Road Safety Centre yesterday.

On Friday alone, the fifth of the "seven dangerous" Songkran holiday days, 443 road accidents killed 40 people and wounded 470 others. These figures were also lower than those for last year's Songkran fifth day, which had 521 accidents, 46 deaths and 585 injuries.

Drunk driving was the major cause of accidents at 39 per cent, followed by motorcyclists and passengers not wearing safety helmets at 31 per cent, assistant national police chief Lt-General Danaithorn Wongthai told a press conference.



nikki said...

Hi Camille,

Your blog is great, it has given me lots of info about the recent floodings in Thailand. Hopefully the human cost of the floodings will not be too high but I understand the islands are getting back to normal quite quickly...

I am visiting a friend in Bangkok in 3 days and am planning to travel south (probably to Koh Tao) afterwards to go diving. I saw you are a dive instructor as well and was wondering if maybe you have some tips on diving sites and schools around Koh Tao (and perhaps Koh Samui). I have a PADI advanced certificate, but would not say I am (yet) a very experienced diver (I enjoy it though!). I've never been diving in Thailand before, so I'm really looking forward to it!

It would be great if you could give me some tips!

Many thanks!

Camille said...

Hi Nikki,

Both islands have been back to normal since a while now.
Regarding diving, for Samui I can sort you out for your diving needs.
On Koh Tao, there are so many options, just have a wander around, talk to the shops and go with the one that feels 'right' for you.
All shops go to the same sites.

Enjoy your trip!

♠ ♥ ♣ ♦...。◕‿◕。... said...

Dear Camille, thanks for your updates on KohSamui!!! They are awesome!! I am very excited and looking forward for my vacation there!! =)))

Camille said...

Hi Vivian,

I'm sure you will enjoy your stay here! Thanks for popping by!