Sunday, 2 April 2017
Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th March – 2nd April, 2017
Here we are with an update of last week, the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th March – 2nd April, 2017.
This morning it's very cloudy around Koh Samui and a strong breeze is blowing but it's dry at the moment but I won't be surprised if there will be some short but possibly intense showers later today. Current temp at 7am is 27C
Currently I'm on Koh Lanta, teaching a PADI IDC program and the weather here is in general lovely with blue skies and a hot sun in the morning but each afternoon clouds move in and the late afternoon always sees rain, for at least half an hour to an hour and sometimes for a couple of hours, just to turn sunny and hot the next morning again.
Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th March – 2nd April, 2017; An overview of Big Buddha on Koh Fan early in the morning, when it's nice and quiet and very enjoyable, before the hordes of tourists come along with the daily tour trips around the island or on their own (mostly rented) wheels
Last week saw a nice week around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine but also two very wet days. Lots of people immediately went into panic mode but people relax. Before we have a very unusual situation like the floods in December or January, first of all it typically will require monsoon season, which it isn't right now and before floods in such a magnitude happen around Koh Samui, we need a couple of days with prolonged and/or non stop rain. Non of that applied to these two days, no reason to get upset or start panicking.
Also, many people contacted me regarding the weather forecasts, these forecasts work with precipitations, with the slightest pro cent chance of rain or thunder, such an icon will appear. That doesn't mean at all that there will be rain or thunder, even sometimes regardless of the potentially high percentage listed. It's difficult to predict weather correctly a week in advance, let alone more than a week, so relax people.
April is supposed to be the hottest month in the year on Koh Samui, any rain is unusual but welcome, since it cools things down.
Temperatures last week ranged from 29C to 32C, not a bad week at all, although we had two a-typical rainy days for this time of the year.
Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th March – 2nd April, 2017; A view over the newly opened Siri Lanta bridge, early in the morning, around 8am, connecting the tow Lanta islands, Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi
The forecast for next week is looking ok-ish. As already explained, you would expect hot and sunny weather, which we will have. However, rather a-typical. there is some rain expected with short tropical shower like rain for today and tomorrow. Tuesday and especially Wednesday may be wet but after that it should be blue sky and hot sunshine galore.
Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two,
Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.