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Monday, 9 January 2017

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!


The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again! The clouds opened up this morning after a night and early morning of hard rain, but not in the way we're used to. Nope, they opened up and let the sun shine through again.

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!; Big Buddha basking in the sunshine again

Supposedly it's not completely over yet, today may come back and bite us in the tail end. Apparently hard rain is predicted for the early evening until around midnight but after that it really should be over with currently no rain being predicted for tomorrow and the sun is about to break through each day including next weekend.

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!; The direct road to our house in Plai Laem was still being partially flooded but passable with a partial blue sky on top of it. About an hour later the floods had more or less cleared

A lot of the flooded areas have the water recede or are already clear of water. The Chaweng roundabout is cleared, at the Bophud traffic lights it's clear now, all the way back to Anantara resort and the rod to Nathon was already accessible since yesterday. Slowly but surely things are clearing up and there are just a few roads left which are flooded, with the water receding however,

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!

The first sunshine is back over Koh Samui again!; Bang Rak bay now with blue skies for a change

It's time fr the weather to change, at last and bring on the sun again. It will still take a few days ti get things back to normal. There will be run off water coming down from the mountains for at least one more week, which may cause very local floods and the beach will take also a few days to a week to get up to scratch again. Lots of debris may need to be cleared and the water is brown and dirty at the moment, with possible big waves. This all needs to settle first and may easily take a week or so.
Soon the day trips boats may go out again, maybe tomorrow already. For snorkeling and diving, give it also a few days to a week for the water to clear up and let the visibility improve.
Enjoy folks, it seems that at last it's over!

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17 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi Camille,
We have a honeymoon planned from 26 to 31 January 2017. We are considering cancelling the same reading about the weather conditions and the floods. Please give me your suggestion.

Camille said...

Please read my Samui info and weather blog Facebook page and make up your own mind.

Vivek Subramaniam said...

Thanks Camille for this useful information. I am reaching Koh Samui tomorrow afternoon all the way from India on my honeymoon, and was watching your update. This update calmed my nerves. God bless!

Vivek.

Camille said...

Hi Vivek,

Although it rained again during the afternoon, as of tomorrow it should be nice again.
Hope you and your wife enjoy your stay here.

Anonymous said...

This is a great place to keep updated on the weather, thanks for all the info .
We arrive 1st Feb for 4 weeks although we did experience floods the same time
last year for a few days nothing like this year though , more high tides and rough sea's last year.
Keep the info coming , I check everyday.

Camille said...

Let's hope this years February will be good!

Sven said...

Thank you for your excellent blog!
We will arrive 6 of feb and stay until 4th of mars!
I will check your blog every day, we have been very worried about the weather, I have a question what abut the dengue mosquitoes and is there many people sick in Dengue fever?

Camille said...

Hi Sven,

Hope you will enjoy your stay! Usually February is a nice month.

Mosquitoes and dengue fever are a problem and especially now after so much rain, there will be a lot of mosquitoes!

Sudhir Berry said...

Hi Camille
We are arriving Kohl samui on 17th Jan 2017...
Would you advise changing our destination to Phuket...we have 3 kids and are worried about mosquitoes.
Regards
Sudhi

Olga Mendoza said...

Thanks for the update we arrive tomorrow we're hoping that we can possibly land in Koh Samui and take a ferry to another island. Is this possible? Are the ferries up and running? What islands are being affected?

fannysludge said...

I go to samui on the 1st Feb . I'm praying it's back to the lovely samui I know .

Unknown said...

Hi Camille! We are arriving later today and your blog was super helpful to help us keep track. Maybe we can see you there! Thabk you very much :)

Kimberly Madigan-Goodall said...

I have a friend lives in Thailand. He told me not to cancel my trip.im going Jan 29th 2017.

Camille said...

Hi Sudhir,

Please follow and read my Samui info and weather blog Facebook page and make your own decision.

Camille said...

Hi Olga,

All three islands, Samui, Phangan and Tao are affected but you're at the tail end of the rain and floods.
The ferries never stopped running.

Camille said...

Fannysludge, 1st February should be back to business as usual!

Camille said...

Way to go Kimberly, hope you will enjoy your stay.