Friday 19 July 2013

Recent stormy days over Koh Samui

The last couple of days has been frequently hit with short bursts of storms that are seemingly getting stronger each time and are starting to manage to do some damage.

A tree covering a car near Chaweng lake (picture by Teevara Kunkaew)

Over last weekend, when we were on the mainland in Surat Thani, we were welcomed home by a felled tree on the opposite side of the road, as this picture from Tuesday shows.

Another tree covering a car near Chaweng lake (picture by Teevara Kunkaew)

Yesterday saw another big storm moving over the island,around 2pm. This morning I already posted a picture of a toppled durian tree blocking a road in Hua Thanon.
In the general area there were also lots of coconut tree leaves on the road and branches of other trees. It looked really messy at places.

Another toplled tree near Chaweng lake (picture by Teevara Kunkaew)

A felled tree near Chaweng lake 

The toppled over tree in Choengmon, near the post office, causing a 4 hour power cut, since it fell on top of electricity cables (Picture by My Home Koh Samui)

The 'coup de grace' was however the tree that toppled in Choengmon, as pictured above. This tree fell on top of electricity cables and caused a 4 hour power cut in our part of the island, covering Choengmon, Plai Laem and Bang Rak.

The PEA out in force, working to solve the Choengmon problem

The PEA (Provincial Electrical Authority) did a good job however and fixed the problem as fast as they could. They came out with a big truck and workers, who did a great job fixing the problem as fast as they could.

PEA workers working the electricity cables

There are still a few stormy days ahead of us but by Tuesday things should slowly start to return to normal. 

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Anonymous said...

Hello Camille
I want to thank you for your daily weater updates. We are going to Koh Samui on wednesday, so it is very interesting for us right now.
Regards Gisela (Sweden)

Camille said...

Hi Gisela,

The forecast looks good for next week, so I hope you enjoy your stay on Samui!