Friday 7 December 2012

Welcome to December 2012

A little bit late, due to many reasons, travelling, no internet access at various locations whilst travelling but obviously most noticeably, the recent power cut on Koh Samui and lack of time because of work and travelling.

Electricity on Koh Samui

Electricity on Samui

Early this month Samui was caught in the headlines for all the wrong reasons but it seems that after 4 days of no electricity, power supplies have been restored again since this morning.

Onto the weather though, a typical first half of December around Koh Samui will show plenty of rain and wet days. Not this year though, besides a few wet days towards the end of November last month, it's been a second year in succession with good weather, pretty much unlike how a monsoon should be, dark, wet and for the local Thais, cold!

Electricity on Koh Samui with rain

Electricity on Samui when it rains (pictures from my Facebook group 'This is Thailand' or 'TIT')

Typically around mid December the monsoon drifts over and the weather tends to clear up with in general fairly nice Christmas holiday weather and dry New years Eve nights.

Let's see if the electricity and good weather can hold on to the end of th month, when tourism is booming around the island and it is expected to be choc full.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!



Anonymous said...

Thank you for your continued updates. My son lives on Samui and your notes gave me the information and peace. Thank you!!

Camille said...

Glad to be of help!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am here on holiday for a week or so and asked a couple of taxi drivers in Chaweng Beach what had happened. They told me a boat (or ship) had run through the power cable. Still, it's great to be able to see where you are going again. Best regards. Mike

Camille said...

Hi Mike,

Although that is one of the options what could have happened, nothing indicates so far that this is actually what happened. new information tends to show that the problem in the cable was actually on land, between the ocean and a transformer house.