Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th October, 2016
This morning the sky over Koh Samui is cloudy and it looks like there may be some hard rain during the afternoon. There's a fairly strong wind blowing at the Western and Northern side of the island. Current temp at 7am is 27C
If you plan on visiting Big Buddha today, the whole Koh Farn island on which Big Buddha is located, will be all day without electricity.
This mourning set up is what I saw yesterday at the Makro outlet at the Chaweng ring road. Many organizations will have similar displays and you can also sign a condolence register, hence the chair, so you can sit down and sign the register.
Yesterday saw a nice day, with the clouds at some times during the day time breaking open for short periods of time, allowing the sun to shine through. However, some parts of the island experienced thunderstorms, although the Plai Laem area where we live stayed dry. There was a nice wind blowing all day long and max temp reached 33C
More and more practical tips on how to behave, what to do and now how to dress come out and about. This is a good chart on how to dress during the mourning period and my be helpful to many people who aren't sure of what is or isn't acceptable or good form to wear. This chart is also available in Thai language.
Other Government guidelines now mentioned that it's fine to open bars and nightlife venues again, but without music and it also stated that sporting events can go ahead again.
The forecast for the next ten days around Koh Samui changed slightly. The storm like winds seem to have disappeared, but there are still strong winds to be expected until next week Monday to Tuesday night, with occasionally some hard rain. The last week of the month might be a lot nicer and sunnier again.
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