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Friday, 8 July 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th July, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th July, 2016

Today's weather;

It may come as no surpirse that it's heavily clouded this morning over Koh Samui, as predicted, with a very grey sky and rain is in the air. We had a shower already this morning and on and off it drizzles or rains for a few moments. There is also a very strong wind blowing. More of this is to follow today although there may be some relief during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is a nice and cool 26C

If it's some consolement, it's not only Koh Samui that is suffering; The Meteorological Department has announced heavy rain is to be seen across the nation with particular caution voiced for 13 provinces in the north, east and south.

The monsoon system will kick up waves in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand and bring heavy rain to many areas. Provinces that should brace for storms include Chiang Mai, Chiang rai, Phayao, Prae, Nan, Pitsanulok, Petcabun, Chantaburi, Trad, Ranong, Phuket, Krabi and Trang. The mentioned locations may be at risk of flash flooding and forest run off. Luckily Surat Thani, the province that Koh Samui belongs to is not mentioned so that's a relief.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th July, 2016

Since we're on track regarding the current garbage disposale problem on Koh Samui, here's a big poster at the Bophud traffic lights, calling for 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'. A great idea, but a major detail is that there's no such thing on Koh Samui. The incinerator doesn't work, all trash and garbage may be seperated, but will be tossed and mixed together once it's at the garbage dump. The latest idea is to put a big plastic seal over the garbage, to fight the smell. A great idea, don't know who thought this up but I can't wait to see what happens when they want to remove the seal again. Funny if it wouldn't be for real. Tragic and sad actually.

Yesterday saw against all odds, very unexpectedly and very much not predicted, sunshine during the morning hours. The sun came out and burned most of the cloud layer away until around noon when the clouds slowly started to take over again. By 1.30pm we had our first shower and on and off we had rain during the remainder of the day. Max temp reached 33C, because of the early sunshine we had, the rest of the day was a lot cooler.

The forecast predicts heavy cloud layers combined with a strong wind and plenty of rain until next Friday, when it's supposed to calm down again with the sun coming back to the scene, the wind shoeld have gone and hardly any rain anymore. The next seven days are going to be interesting.

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