Monday, 31 October 2016
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st October, 2016
It's very wet on Koh Samui and after the very hard early morning rain, it's still raining now but not as hard anymore. The rain is expected to last for all morning with possibly a drier afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 25C
At Kata on Phuket we have a very heavy cloud cover but it's dry although it wouldn't surprise me if we get some rain during the day. Current temp at 7am is 26.1C
Big Buddha on the small island of Koh Farn, reacable by a paved causeway nowadays. It's a very touristic attraction and hundreds of people visit each day. This in turn also attracted a lot of shops on the small island, ranging from two ice cream shops, to some combined restaurant and souvenir shops and lots of 100% souvenir shops. It's still a great place to visit, since the Big Buddha is an impressive 12 meter high statue with a stunning view over the Bang Rak bay, all the way over to Bophud.
Yesterday saw a lot of rain during the morning hours around koh Samui but the afternoon had also a little bit of sunshine again. Max temp reached 30C
View over Patong on Phuket, coming over the hill from Karon. Patong is the most touristic part of Phuket, where you can find the most hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, touts, shopping malls and also the famous nightlife in Bangla Road. On the othert hand, there's also a stunningly beautiful beach there, since ther must be a reason why everything and everybody flocked together here. Usually it's a part of Phuket that I try to avoid, but for the current two week teaching period of the October PADI IDC on Phuket, I have to go here every day and it's a differnt experience compared to Kata, where I stay when on Phuket.
The forecast for the next ten days on Koh Samui changed a little bit and for the better. By tomorrow aftenoon the clouds should start breaking up a bit and we may have partially clouded skies with occasional tropical showers. For the time of the year not too bad at all, it beats non stop all day rain, like the monsoon period can have sometimes. It does look though that the rainy season has arrived on Koh Samui.
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