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Friday, 30 September 2016

Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017

Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017


As a runner, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that next year there will be a Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017. Although I wasn't planning on running that many marathons again, this may be a too good of an opportunity to let pass by and I may start training in due time for a marathon once more.

Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017

Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017

Currently there are not many details available, except for a date and that a marathon will be organised, but no location or route is known yet or if any other distances will be available, like a 10km and/or half marathon distance.

The Koh Samui marathon 25th June 2017 is part of the Bangkok Airways Boutique 2017 sponsored series. There are other running events that are also part of this series, ranging from ultra runs (Koh Chang in February), other marathon events (Chiang Rai in May) and a night run on Phuket on 12th August. It may be that more runs will be added, but also there I don't have certainty at the moment,

Organizer will be Teelakow, a company that organizes various running events throughout the year around Thailand, and so far have made a professional impression on the events that I participated in or are about to participate in, like the Full Moon marathon on Koh Phangan in two weeks time, 16th October 2016.

There will be more updates on this event, as soon as I find out about them, so stay tuned! 

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New immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam

New immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam


A brand new immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam, finally replacing the two previous locations that I knew in Nathon, since the 17 years that I live here. Both of the two previous locations in Nathon, at opposite sides of the road, at the intersection to the Government hospital, where bursting in their seams with the work load they received day in and day out, week in and week out.

New immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam

A brand new immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam

The new immigration office, that opened it's doors almost two weeks ago at Soi 1 in Maenam, seems to be better equipped, or is at least more spacious than the previous locations in Nathon. It must be said though, that although the new building has been build over a very long time, it's still not completely finished, with cables and the likes still sticking out of walls or hanging down ceilings, all over public places. A quick reminder to not forget in what country we are.

The staff however, seem to be efficient and know what they are doing and in my yearly visa renewal they were friendly as well.

New immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam

New immigration office on Koh Samui has opened on Soi 1 in Maenam

In front of the new immigration is a big restaurant/bar style place, for your drinks and possibly some small snacks and there's a short row of small buildings build, most likely to be rented out to places where you can make copies etc for your immigration paperwork that you need, but you forgot to make two copies of!

Hopefully this new building will do it's job for a long time coming and for many local expats, it's a blessing that the new immigration office moved to Maenam, since it's so much closer than having to go all the way to Nathon.

For all Koh Tao and Koh Phangan expats, coming in by car ferry, it will be a longer ride on Koh Samui to the new immigration office in Maenam but if they come in by Seatran or Lomprayah ferry, they will have a shorter trip to Maenam now.

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Goodbye to September 2016

Goodbye to September 2016


It's time to say 'Goodbye to September 2016' and to get down to the nitty gritty straight away, the weather during this September 2016 wasn't that great. Sure, we had sunny and warm days, especially in the beginning of the month but we also had our fair share of rain this month, more than an average September on file, since I started this Koh Samui info and weather blog back in 2007.

Goodbye to September 2016

The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram, a very intriguing and fascinating statue and in my humble opinion the most beautiful temple to visit on Koh Samui and it happens to be our local temple, around the corner from our house

August and September have seen a big increase in jelly fish and box jelly fish incidents around Koh Samui but on the positive side, we also see that many hotels are now well aware of the problem and the staff acts in the correct way and thus can save lives.

Most of September I was back home on Koh Samui and just for the last week I left to teach a PADI IDC on Phuket and on the way over I ran my fourth full marathon distance in Khanom, smashing my personal best record by almost half an hour and now I am a sub four hour marathoner! I'm very pleased with this.

We enjoyed good meals at some of our fave restaurants on the island, including Juzza Pizza.

I do hope you enjoy reading my daily updates, please keep coming back and I'm looking forward seeing you al next month again, in October 2016!

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Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village


The next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village and it's already upon this weekend! After a very successful one off location at Six Senses Hideaway Resort, it's now back to the Elysia Boutique Resort in Fisherman's Village with a 3pm start.

Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village

The Samui Mala who organize Samui Green Market, now every six weeks, are excited about how the Samui Green Market has grown in numbers and diversity. They have helped some young businesses get established in the community, and every new market sees new vendors and shoppers joining and every time there's something "more" or 'new' to attract our attention.

Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village

Next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village

This month sees more vendors, new healers showing their stuff, as well as a loom from Isarn with a demonstration in traditional weaving. Come check it out as well as other home made, home grown products and food/ drinks including home made vegan ice cream and great chocolate. It's a fun place to network, meet others and advertise anything for the local community.

If I would be on the island, I most certainly would visit, but alas, I will have to wait another six weeks again, but I hope you will have a good time and enjoy your visit to the upcoming next Samui Green Market Sunday 2nd October at Fisherman's Village.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with the sun trying very hard to break through and the sun may be successful once it heats up a bit more. There is also a fair bit of wind blowing today and I expect it to remain dry. Current temp at 7am is 27C

At Kata on Phuket we just had a very short but very hard shower but the rain clouds are moving on again and we actually have some blue spots and meager sunshine again at times. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th September, 2016

Sounds Club in Chaweng, near the Green Mango, one of the three main night clubs in Chaweng, very near to each other, Sounds, Green Mango and Solo Bar. Have you been to either one of them yet?

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and warm day on Koh Samui except for the late afternoon when there was a rain shower moving over the island. Max temp reached 33C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th September, 2016

At Karon on Phuket, the beach road nearest to Kata, where you can find this football stadium, the building on the right is the long side and main entrance, but it has shops in it, mostly massage shops. The stadium is rather old and not very well maintained and there must be other, better maintained stadiums where Phuket's main football team plays, but I still need to find out where that stadium is

The forecast for Koh Samui for the next ten days looks good, the wind is decreasing in strength but is not completely disappearing and the sun should break through most days with a very rare tropical shower on odd days being an option.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th September, 2016


Today's weather;

There's a thin cloud layer over Koh Samui this morning but the sun is trying hard to break through and there's also a bleak sun waking up that might get the overhand today. There's a bit of a breeze but later during the afternoon this could turn into a very strong wind. Current temp at 7am is 27C

On Phuket it's looking drab again, with dark, grey clouds looming overhead and rain is in the air, although it's dry at the moment. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Yesterday I posted on my dive blog about the start of the current PADI IDC on Phuket, for which we have the third day starting this morning and a PADI IDCS Instructor course started already four days ago.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th September, 2016

In front of or possibly rather opposite Central Festival in Chaweng, at the Chaweng lake area or Phru Chaweng, many evenings you can find a bunch of car enthusiastics, showing off their custom made sounds an light systems in their cars. It can get noisy when they crank up the volume!

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy day with a nice breeze around Koh Samui and it stayed dry. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th September, 2016

The small hill between Kata and Karon on Phuket, a busy through road with a lot of shops and restaurants, among others one of the two Blue Vanilla outlets on Phuket, the shop with Koh Samui roots since 2013

The forecast for the next ten days on Koh Samui very strong wind this afternoon and for tomorrow, after which the wind is supposed to drop but the clouds remain although we can have some sunny days.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th September, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It is heavily clouded all over Koh Samui this morning but at the moment it's dry but there's a fair bit of wind. The heavy cloud layer should stay all day with possibly some rain during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 28C

On Phuket it looks very similar today, heavy cloud layers but dry, in contrast to yesterday, when we had rain all day long. Current temp at 7am is 26.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th September, 2016

The new immigration office on Soi 1 in Maenam, that opened last week Monday. It's a lot spacier compared to the previous two locations in Nathon but in typical Thai fashion, there are still lots of unfinished cables and other parts hanging around, inside the building

Yesterday saw a cloudy day over Koh Samui with some light rain at our part of the island but hard rain at other parts of the island. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th September, 2016

A view over Kata on Phuket yesterday, when it was raining hard during the morning. Yesterday saw rain almost all day long, from hard to a drizzle

The forecast for the nest ten days on Koh Samui predicts cloud cover until Monday and a fairly strong wind until Saturday. After Monday it should clear up a bit and we may get some sunshine again.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th September, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui with a little bit of rain thrown in and a few very small blue pockets. Most likely it will remain cloudy for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 27C

On Phuket in the Kata area we also have a very clouded and grey sky with plenty of early morning rain and it looks like it may stay like this for a while today. Current temp at 7am is also 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th September, 2016

This box jelly fish washed up on Bophud beach, in the North West part of Bophud beach yesterday. If you see one of these animals on a beach, don't teach them with your bare hands, the stingers from a dead box jellyfish can still shoot off their venom after around five years. Be careful when handling it and ideally burn the dead body

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy day over Koh Samui with a few bits of sunshine and it stayed dry. Max temp reached 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th September, 2016

A life guard on a Phuket beach is holding a bottle with a Portuguese man o'war or blue bottle jelly fish. They washed up on four Northern Phuket beaches, Layan, Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao and which were consequently closed for one week to all public. There were also washed up box jelly fish found on the same beaches. Both jelly fish are potentially deadly, hence the closure of said beaches to all public, a wise decision (read the article here).

The ten day forecast for Koh Samui predicts strong wind until Friday night with heavy clouds until Monday, after this it should clear up and we might get to enjoy a lot more sunshine. Be aware of the chance for a relatively rare tropical shower.

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th September, 2016


Today's weather;

On Koh Samui we have a fairly cloudy sky with a light wind but the sun is trying to peak through the cloud cover and may get the overhand at some stage, later today. I do expect it to stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Back here on Phuket, at the Kata area, it's also partially cloudy, with a mix of light, white clouds and dark, grey clouds and a few open spots where the blue sky can be spotted. Current temp at 7am is 28.1C 

Today I will start a PADI IDC Staff instructor course, tomorrow followed by the actual PADI IDC on Phuket.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th September, 2016

Some of the trails of yesterday's X Terra off road duathlon and trail running races in the Bophud and Maenam hills. It was hot and partially sunny yesterday which made it tough for the participants

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy sky over Koh Samui with the sun breaking through many times, which made for a warm and sticky day. Max temp reached 33C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th September, 2016

The thru way behind beach road in Patong on Phuket, the last section before you hot a small roundabout, among others connecting to the road heading for Karon. This last section has many bars for local Thai people. Patong is my least favorite part of Phuket, too touristic, too much hassle but a great beach nonetheless. There are much nicer spots and locations around Phuket, especially if you look just that much harder

The forecast for Koh Samui over the next ten days sees strong wind popping up from Wednesday to Friday and cloudy skies until the weekend. After next weekend it might clear up and give way to sunnier skies. Be aware of a rare, tropical shower.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th September, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th September, 2016


Today's weather;

We have a nice mixed bag on Koh Samui, with a partially cloudy sky but the sun unleashing it's warmth and/or heat! At 10.30am it's already 33C, it's looking like it's going to be a hot day today!
Also cheers out to the X Terra participants who raced today on Koh Samui!
The late update today is because I participated in the Khanom full marathon and now have time to update the blog.

Now it's off to Phuket to start a PADI IDC Staff course tomorrow and the PADI IDC on Tuesday.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th September, 2016

The beach at Khanom yesterday afternoon, this morning I ran a full marathon (although the race course was one kilometer short) in 3 hours and 43 minutes, smashing my personal best with half an hour and ending third in my age group. Well chuffed with today's race results.
All the three times I stayed at Khanom, it was always at the Supar Royal beach resort, where today's start and finish line was, so very convenient this time around.

Yesterday saw a warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C but it was mostly cloudy with occasionally some rain.

The forecast for the next ten days is looking fairly good, a bit of wind until next weekend, partially cloudy with hopefully plenty of sunshine and a very rare occasional tropical shower. Enjoy!

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th September, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay this way for the remainder of the day with possibly some rain at some stage. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Today I'm off to Khanom on the mainland, just around the corner of the Seatran ferry, where I participate in the Khanom marathon tomorrow morning, with a 4am start and the plan is to run it under 4 hours. A big challenge but I should be ready for it. After that I will continue tomorrow afternoon to Phuket for a new PADI IDC on Phuket.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th September, 2016

Traditional Thai dancing at Tipparat school in Maenam, where our oldest daughter is a student. Yesterday two teachers retired and our daughter preciously won a price that was handed over to her today. With two very proud parents sitting in the audience.

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with a drizzle during the morning hours and some rain at some parts of the island during the day. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts a light wind over the next ten days with sunny moments but mostly cloudy skies and an occasional tropical shower.

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd September, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's grey and very cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and since a few hours we already have a very minor drizzle coming down accompanied by a fairly strong wind. It's most likely going to stay very cloudy and wet today. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd September, 2016

The Phra Phuttabat Chamlong Khao Hua Jook Pagoda overlooking Chaweng, the airport and Bang Rak, during a very recent sunset
Haven't been up there in a while, it's time for a new visit, to have a look at what has changed or has been renovated, since there was some scaffolding recently

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with here and there some rain showers during the day. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts less clouds between Sunday and Tuesday but all other days in the ten day forecast look like they are cloudy and occasionally accompanied by some rain.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd September, 2016


Today's weather;

There's a heavy cloud layer over Koh Samui this morning and the sky is not likely to show some sunshine today. There's a fair amount of wind and you may expect some showers during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd September, 2016

A view on the lush green jungle and trees once you go in the hills surrounding Maenam. Last weekend I helped marking the race route for the bike and trail running events of the X Terra event, to be held this coming Sunday, 25th September. For the triathlon event, the swim part unfortunately has been cancelled due to the imminent danger of box jelly fish currently at Koh Samui beaches. The rce will now be a duathlon and two trail race courses have been set out

Yesterday saw a little bit of sunshine in the morning, escaping the clouds and we had rain during the afternoon, around 3.30pm with clouds for the remainder of the day. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast didn't change that much, come Sunday the wind should have faded and the clouds mostly disappeared. Up to Saturday expect tropical showers with possibly strong rain Saturday afternoon and sunnier skies after the weekend.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay like this today, with the addition of rain and drizzle throughout the day and a fair breeze. Current temp at 7am is 28C 

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st September, 2016

Death wish at Soi 1 in Maenam (the road that connects or short cuts between Maenam and Lamai). This is one of the many off road jeeps that are being used by companies that offer trips around the island during which you visit many attractions on Koh Samui. On top of their roof they also have seats, in which sometimes up to four people sit. If the truck or jeep suddenly needs to abruptly break, the people sitting on top of the drivers cabin will be catapulted straight forward, on the road or into the back of whatever is in front of them. Each year people die like this and as far as I know, to the best of my knowledge, it is prohibited to sit on top of the drivers cabin. You don't see this anymore on the main roads, but it seems that as soon as they get off the main roads, people are allowed to sit on top again. Have you seen this? What do you think of this?

Yesterday saw a cloudy to at times partially cloudy day with the sun breaking out at times. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts the clouds to break up and disappear by Sunday afternoon, the wind should have had it last breath on Saturday and up to Saturday night we may see and experience some showers. From Monday onward it should clear up and sunny skies should be ours although a tropical shower may still drift by occasionally. 

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a nice breeze and I don't expect the sun to break through today, rather be prepared for some tropical showers during the afternoon. Current temp at 7.30am is 28C

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

The iconic 'Meh Guan Ihm' statue at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram from a different angle, the back of the statue. When you are on Koh Samui, I can highly recommend visiting this temple, in my humble opinion it is the best temple to visit on our island with some beautiful views and photo opportunities

Yesterday saw a another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine during the morning and a few clouds moving in during the afternoon. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast has changed slightly and for the next ten days, expect a fair breeze until Saturday, rain between Wednesday and Friday and sunny skies as of next Monday.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's very hazy in the sky over Koh Samui this morning, sprinkled with some clouds but the sun is trying to burn it's way through the haze and I expect it to be sunny and warm day today. There's a fair bit of wind but as strong as yesterday. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th September, 2016

A view from the hills and mountains behind Maenam, with a view towards Fisherman's Village. The last two days I was marking the race course for next weekends upcoming trail and bike races as part of the X Terra event, next Sunday, 25th September. It was the first time I hit these trails and it was awesome, first of all, I now have some good trails to run on and secondly, some of the views are just stunning!

Yesterday saw a sunny and nice day around the island, cooled off by some strong wind and occasionally some clouds drifted by. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast is looking good, we should have partially cloud covered skies until Friday. By Friday the wind should have dropped pretty much completely, and the sun should come out in a fairly strong force. Between and including this Wednesday and Friday expect some rain.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's partially clouded with some hazy clouds as well and a light, cool wind this morning over Koh Samui. It should become a lot sunnier even that it already is this morning and it might get hot. No rain is expected today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th September, 2016

A dramatic sunset over Big Buddha yesterday evening

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day around Koh Samui with occasionally some clouds moving in and out. We were marking the X Terra off triathlon route for next Sunday and we even enjoyed a few cooling raindrops high up in the mountains, although just a few. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast didn't change too much for the next ten days, a bit of wind and cloud cover with an occasional tropical shower until Friday when the wind should drop and the clouds should mostly be gone. Next weekend might be sunny and hot!

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's blue again in the sky over Koh Samui and this morning sees a partially clouded sky with lots of small and thin clouds, which may be burnt away once the sun really starts to heat up today. There's a stiff breeze and it should stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th September, 2016

The beach front at Fisherman's Village during the early evening, dark but well lit up and a lovely sight. The picture was taken from the beach side terrace at Juzza Pizza, still one of our fave Italian restaurants on the island

Yesterday it remained cloudy all day long and there was at times very strong winds blowing inland. Some parts of the island may have had some rain, although our peninsula stayed dry, but rain was in the air, for sure. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies with strong winds until Thursday with some hard rain expected late Tuesday and Wednesday. From Friday onward the wind should drop and the the clouds should become a lot less and we may enjoy some sunny days again.

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Camille

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning with just a few, rare blue spots in the sky over Koh Samui but I do expect the clouds to break up ad give the sun the opportunity so shine. and very likely it will stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th September, 2016

The Plai Laem school, next to Plai Laem temple or Wat Laem Suwannaram celebrated it's 80 years of being in Koh Samui school business. It isn't the oldest public school on the island, there are a handful of schools that have been around a few years more. Many public schools around Thailand are part of a temple complex, just like the school in Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with a few clouds moving in during the late afternoon at some parts of the island and there was a fair bit of wind but overall it was a very enjoyable day and it was hot with max temp reaching 34C

The forecast for the next ten days sees a fair amount of clouds moving in and the wind picking up until Thursday, after this the wind should disappear together with the clouds and it should become really nice and hopefully sunny.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's very hazy this morning in the sky over Koh Samui but I expect the sun to burn away the cloud cover soon, once the sun heats up. There's a also a nice breeze. It may stay sunny with a few scattered clouds throughout the day and I don't expect any rain. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th September, 2016

This shop can be found in the middle of Nathon, between the beach road and the main road. In this shop you can buy school clothes and all kinds of stationary plus loads of non related things. This used to be the only or one of the few shops on the island where school uniforms and school related things could be bought, for all schools around the island. Now there are more shops that carry similar merchandise, let alone the big shops like Tesco Lotus and Big C. In my early Samui days, I visited here a lot, since thsi was one of the few shops were you could have papers laminated, some 17 years ago. I drove over with my bike to laminate a bunch of papers that I used whilst teaching scuba diving on the boats. Those were the days. The shop will now be renovated soon, I wonder what it will look like afterwards. Another little bit of Samui's history biting the dust?

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with some clouds moving in towards the end of the day but it remained dry and it was warm with a max temp of 33C

The forecast for the next ten days is looking good. Some partially cloud covered skies with the wind fading come Tuesday but Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday may see some hard rain. 

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's fairly sunny over Koh Samui this morning, in contrast tot he previous two days. It should stay like this for most of the day and it should stay dry so prepare for a warm day. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th September, 2016

Bangkok, Hanoi and Saigon and now soon to be in Chaweng; El Gaucho, Argentinian steakhouse. Under construction. A logical order of cities?

Yesterday saw a cloudy start of the day with some sunshine coming through at times but by 3.30pm we had a shower as well and it stayed cloudy again. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast hasn't changed that much, mostly cloudy but with chances of sunshine, a fair bit of wind and a lot less rain is now expected over the next en days, besides an occasional tropical shower.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's a second day in a row very cloudy over Koh Samui during the morning and probably for most of today it is going to remain cloudy with possibly some sun beams during the late afternoon. It should stay dry although it feels rain is in the air and thee's a stiff breeze. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th September, 2016

Our newest family member, Jim! He was added about a month ago to out home in Plai Laem and he is now about three and a half months old and he's doing fine! Exploring the garden, ripping up our shoes and just enjoying each day.

Yesterday saw mostly a very cloudy day with just a rare glance at a sunbeam or two but it stayed dry, until 1am, when there was a bit of a downpour. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast for the next ten days predicts fairly cloudy skies with a stiff breeze and an occasional tropical shower. Not exactly the nice September weather you would hope for and expect.

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th September, 2016


Today's weather;

After a morning full of errands and keeping myself busy, it's time for a belated weather update. All morning it has been cloudy over Koh Samui and it looks like it will remain this way for the remainder of the day with possibly some rain during the afternoon. Current temp at 11am is only 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th September, 2016

One of the main temple buildings at Wat Laem Suwannaram or Wat Plai Laem. Over the years this temple has grown and has become one of the most beautiful and interesting temples on Koh Samui, in my humble opinion

Yesterday saw plenty of scattered clouds all day long with a strong wind towards the later afternoon. It stayed dry though. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is not looking as good anymore as it was a few days ago, instead we are facing fairly cloudy skies for the next ten days with string winds at time and a good chance of tropical showers.

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th September, 2016


Today's weather;

Due to one of my last long runs in preparation of a full marathon race in two weeks time in Khanom on the mainland, today's weather update is a bit later than usual. 
We have a hazy sky over Koh Samui at the moment but the sun is trying to burn it's way through the thin cloud layer. There's a fair bit of wind and the late afternoon may see a strong tropical shower. Current temp at 9am is 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th September, 2016

The road in Plai Laem, this is the part of the island where we live, a quiet and relaxed residential area

Yesterday saw a fairly nice day with plenty of sunshine during the morning and some heavy clouds during the late afternoon. It stayed dry all day long. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast is predicting a mix of fairly cloudy to cloudy skies for the next ten days with plenty of wind and an occasional tropical shower.

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and although we had some blue spots earlier on, by now the sky seems to be completely covered in clouds. Maybe during the late afternoon it may clear up a little bit but there's also a chance of some rain later today. Current temp at 7.30am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th September, 2016

Wall painting in a bar at the nightlife area around the Green Mango area in Chaweng. The bar is being renovated and the painting will most likely be lost.

Yesterday saw a sunny morning and early afternoon but during the later afternoon some heavy clouds moved in although it stayed dry in our part of the island and most other parts of the island. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast has changed and currently the next ten days look like they will have a moderate wind with fairly cloudy skies and an occasional tropical shower.

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th September, 2016


Today's weather;

We have a fairly cloudy sky over Koh Samui this morning and although the sun is trying to break through, it's not been very successful so far. It might clear up a bit towards the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th September, 2016

Each morning, starting around 9am, Big Buddha is overrun by an army of 'around the island' tour jeeps from various companies and currently the majority of the tourists are Chinese. Although not that well visible in the picture, the whole place was crawling with visitors when I took the picture

Yesterday saw a wet early morning with about an hours worthwhile of rain. The rest of the day it stayed more or less cloudy but the afternoon rain didn't materialize, at least not in our north-eastern corner of the island. Max temp reached just 30C

Te forecast for the next ten days predicts the skies to clear up a bit and we can expect fairly sunny skies with next Friday a very cloudy day with some very hard wind at times. Besides a possible tropical shower it should remain mostly dry.

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy and there's a fair bit of wind over Koh Samui this morning and it just started to rain a little bit, although the rain was predicted for much later today, during the late afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th September, 2016

At Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram a new kitchen area is being build. When big meetings are held at the temple, for instance if somebody passed away or when (mostly) young boys join the monk hood, family members cook for up to a couple of days for hundreds, sometimes, thousands of people. It seems the temple is financially sound with all the new buildings being added over the past recent years

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny morning over Koh Samui with some at time heavy clouds gather during the afternoon, however it remained dry with a max temp of 32C

The forecast remained the same, with some heavy rain during this afternoon and cloudy days until the weekend with a fair bit of wind, but after the weekend, it should clear up and sunny times should come Koh Samui ways. 

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th September, 2016


Today's weather;

It's a bit hazy and there's also a thin cloud layer at many parts in the sky over Koh Samui this morning with the sun trying to break out and although the wind at the moment is slow, it should pick up again later this morning and last for the day with some hard rain during the late afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th September, 2016

Bang Rak Bay as seen from the road leading to Big Buddha. I used a little bit of zoom for this picture

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny morning but during the afternoon heavy cloud formations moved in and some parts of the island had rain, although it stayed dry in our part of the island. Max temp reached nonetheless 34C

The forecast is looking good, after today's predicted wind and rain the wind is supposed to drop and the clouds should move on, giving us sunny skies after the weekend. Possibly there may may still be some drizzle tomorrow.

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