Sunday, 18 December 2016
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th December, 2016
It's mostly cloudy around Koh Samui this morning but against all odds there are also big blue patches in the sky and it's dry again. Plenty of rain is predicted until around noon. Just after noon time the wind is supposed to drop as well. Current temp at 7am is 27C, a massive difference to the previous few days.
On Koh Phangan we also had almost 24 hours of non stop rain, which resulted in some roads being slightly flooded. This morning is a lot nicer though and we have the sun peeking through some mall blue spots in the mostly cloudy sky. It's dry again and that is nice. Current temp at 7am is 27C
The current December PADI IDC on Koh Phangan came to an end yesterday and today we wrap up some loose ends and complete the EFR Instructor course with the PADI IE (the instructor exams) starting tomorrow.
Yesterday saw plenty of rains and floods again around Koh Samui. After all night and all day rain, many roads flooded again although by afternoon at many places the water receded, despite the non stop rain. The rain wasn't torrential but steady. Many places around the island suffered this time from power cuts and ere all day long without electricity.
Yesterday saw a flashback to the first December week, with plenty of rain, all night and all day long which resulted in floods all over the island again. It looked really bad during the morning but in the afternoon many flooded places cleared up again and some 'hot spots', like in front of Big C, the water surprisingly receded, despite the constant amount of rain coming down. Max temp reached only 26C
In my room on Koh Phangan I had to wrap a towel around my feet to get them warm!
Fisherman's boats hiding out at Thong Sala harbor on Koh Phangan, two days ago, for the predicted bad weather patch. About an hour after I took this picture, the rain started to come down.
The forecast is not looking too bad. There should be plenty of rain this morning and although it's cloudy, the sun is shining through some blue holes in the cloudy sky. Today the wind should start dropping again during the afternoon and tomorrow and especially Tuesday should see rain again. From there on it seems very likely according to the forecast that the clouds will go away and we may have sunny moments again with little to no rain on most days. At the moment, Christmas looks dry and the sun may be out.
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