Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Goodbye to May 2016
It's the end of the month and time to say 'Goodbye to May 2016', and it turned out to be a very unusual May month.
The first 3 weeks we had terrific weather, as part of the heatwave that embraced Thailand, we had lovely weather and many people actually thought it was too hot.
Until the 19th May it stayed dry like a cork for almost 6 weeks in a row and much needed rain was welcomed that day. Now we had a storm pattern covering the almost the whole of the South East Asian area affect Koh Samui, with some very strong but short storm like wind gusts, accompanied by some rain.
All in all the wind and storm like conditions turned out to be not anywhere near as bad or as strong as predicted but the wind blew long and hard enough to affect small boat traffic. This caused among other dive and snorkel boats having to cancel their trips and for the once who didn't cancel, there was a lesson to be learned on 26th May when one speed boat capsized and four out of 36 people drowned.
There was also a big fire raging near the makro and shooting range area on the ring road in Bophud, when rubbish being burned was spread by the wind and the flames were reaching higher than the coconut trees. Luckily nobody got injured and no housed were damaged.
The last couple of days the weather has been improving again and the wind has almsot completely run out of air. It's sunny and the start of June should be just fine and sunny.
A view from the Seatran car ferry pier towards Nathon town
For me it was a busy start of the month with a PADI IDC on Phuket until the middle of the month and I had 4 running races, including two half marathons in which I competed tis month, with very good results to show for, a new personal best in the half marathon and I won trophies in all four races,
Now it looks like I will be home for all of June, with a visit of my sister coming up and this coming weekend the Cancer Care run on Saturday 4th June and the Samui Green Market on Sunday 5th June.
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