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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th December, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and on and off there are rain showers and that's most likely how it will stay all day long. The rain is not too hard but steady but there seem to be breaks in the downpour. Current temp at 9am is 26C

At Haad Yao on Koh Phangan we currently have a shower pouring down but the rain seems to come and go, this is the third shower this morning, in-between dry spells. Current temp at 9am is 25C.

This morning sees a later update because I just got back from a long morning run, 21.41km in just under two hours or a 5'35 pace, which I'm very pleased with since there are a lot of hills on the route.

The PADI IDC candidates are in the middle of their last PADI IE presentation (the instructor exam), the open water dive at Haad Yao reef.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th December, 2016

The Namuang waterfall at Baan Namuang is at it's best, this is at good as it gets if you want to see the waterfall in it's fullest glory. A very strong and steady downfall in the water basin below the fall which is filled to the rim. The water isn't exactly clean and you can't swim in the basin right now, it would be too dangerous but it's a very spectacular view!

Yesterday saw a dry day around Koh Samui under a partially cloudy sky with the sun peeking out occasionally a few times, making it a very nice day indeed with a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th December, 2016

Haad Yao beach on Koh Phangan two days ago, flat water, high tide and a partially cloudy sky and the beach almost exclusively to your own

The forecast predicts a lot nicer weather after today's rain, partially cloudy skies with possibly a fair amount of sunshine and possibly just some rain come Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, the wind should drop as well, allowing all diving and snorkeling trios to be enjoyable. Contact me if you're interest in either one of them!

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille, good to read your weather update in koh samui.
Need your kind advice, with this weather,which boat should i take to go to Koh Phangan, depart from Donsak Pier.
I will arrive Surat Thani airport by tomorrow afternoon, around 12.30pm.

Camille said...

From Nathon the car ferry leaves, there are a lot more convenient to take if you arrive by plane. Within a few kilometers of the airport the Seatran ferry leaves, a passenger ferry and a similar passenger ferry leaves from Maenam, the Lomprayah.

You may not be able to catch the 1pm ferry but the 4.30 Seatran ferry should be no problem.
There are also other ferry services, in bang Rak at the Bang Rak pier the Haad Rin Queen leaves fr Haad Rin, the Seatran and Lomprayah go to Thong Sala.

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille,
What is Your experience about weather in January? Is there lot of rain usually?
Is it much wormer in Phuket or it is the same like in Ko Samui?

Camille said...

Hi,

For questions on weather on January please have a look at my archives, half way down the page on my Samui info and weather blog, right hand side, they go back a few years. Open a month that you’re interested in and check one of the last posts of each month, starting with ‘Goodbye to…………’ this post will tell you the weather conditions for that month.
You can also check each individual post for that month if you wish to.

Sophie et JB said...

Hi Camille, we are now in Koh Phangan, I think we ran into you in had yao divers yesterday evening. We'd like to thank you for all the precious details you're providing every day on your blog! Hope you had a nice celebration, best regards!

Camille said...

Hi Sophie and JB,

Thanks and I hope you enjoy your stay on Koh Phangan!