Welcome to the original Koh Samui info and weather blog with lots of information on things to do and see around tropical island destination Koh Samui in Thailand including weekly weather updates, brought to you by long term resident Camille Lemmens since February 2007.
It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but the sun is trying hard to peek through and I expect the clouds to evaporate quite a bit later today, once the sun starts to heat up and there's a nice breeze. The prediction states it should stay dry, but you never know, especially this time of the year, so close to the monsoon season. Current temp at 7am is 27C
At Kata on Phuket it's also very cloudy, but light grey clouds and not those dark grey clouds anymore and there are also a few isolated blue spots in the cloud cover. I will not be surprised if we will have a shower or two today. Current temp at 7am is 28C
We had a lovely day of diving yesterday, the ride out to the dive sites in the morning was a little bit rough but once at the dive sites and the way back home were nice and we hardly had any rain. A good days work and diving!
Here's a picture of me from 2004, almost twelve and a half years ago by now. It shows Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram. There is now a wall build on the land you see and the Meh Guan Ihm statue is still under construction, as it looks like,getting close to completion. It's fascinating to see pictures from old Samui and witness the changes or 'progress' that took or still take place
Yesterday saw a nice, sunny and warm day until 6pm when there was a some very hard rain and a tropical shower swept over the island. Max temp reached 33C
As mentioned yesterday, many restaurants on Phuket only offer vegetarian food during the 9 day period of the vegetarian festival and many people will eat vegetarian food during these nine days. You can recognize restaurants or places that only offer vegetarian food, called 'ahaan dcheh', by these yellow flags. If you see such a flag, it means that only vegetarian food is offered. In the meantime, the processions continue each day in different parts of the island. This coming Friday I may be able to visit such a procession, fingers crossed
The forecast for the next ten days on Koh Samui predicts cloudy days with a fair breeze and possibly some hard rain come this Thursday and Friday afternoon. Otherwise a tropical shower is always an option during this time of the year. This doesn't mean there will be no sunshine, most days will have some sunshine as well.