Sunday, 1 January 2012
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st January, 2012
Welcome to 2012 and my 6th year of blogging!
The sky over Koh Samui is clouded and grey on this first day of the New Year. Current temp at 7am is 27C
The clouded sky around our house this morning
Yesterday saw a dry but clouded day around Koh Samui. We had our last meal of the year at Sabeinglae in Lamai and it was superb! More on this later. Max temp reached 30C
On a lesser note, on December 30, 58 people were killed (up by three from 2010) and 578 injured (down by 92) in 547 accidents (down by 72) nation-wide during a mad crazed 7 day period on the road. Most accidents involved motorcycles (82.41 per cent). Among the main causes were drunk driving at 34.19 per cent and speeding (21.02 per cent). A total of 705,312 vehicles were stopped at 2,459 checkpoints and 89,715 motorists were found to have broken the traffic law, mostly by not wearing helmets and not carrying driver's licences. The 955 cumulative road accidents were fewer than the same period last year by 57 cases, the injuries down by 44 cases but deaths were up by 15 cases. Welcome to Thailand's roads.
The forecast predicts plenty of rain until Wednesday and strong wind until Thursday, after that it should be fantastic again, dry and sunny.