Welcome to the original Koh Samui info and weather blog with lots of information on things to do and see around tropical island destination Koh Samui in Thailand including weekly weather updates, brought to you by long term resident Camille Lemmens since February 2007.
Despite it being 1st April today, it is indeed time to say Welcome to April 2017!
Usually April is the hottest month of the year around Koh Samui and the driest, although in recent years we actually had some unexpected rain at some days, and it seems especially during Songkran or Thai New Year which can be expected 14th April. In general though, April should be sunny and hot, period!
This year looks different though, since this morning the weather forecast that I use, has turned, and not for the better! Until Friday 7th April, it seems we may have rain every day, maybe Thursday 6th might be fairly dry during the daytime.
This is very unusual and we will see how this will turn out.
If it rains as much as is predicted right now, we may actually see some prolonged flash floods and some roads being partially flooded. I don't expect anything like the floods we had in December 2016 or in January, but rather a 'watered' down version, pun intended!
Hang in there, according to #45, climate change has nothing to do with it. Seriously though, I hope it will be storm in a water glass!
Welcome to April 2017; A bell tower, in-between two buildings at Wat Lamai
April should also see an increase in tourists visiting our lovely island, due to the already mentioned Songkran or Thai New Year festivities and Easter holidays in the Western world.
Sadly enough, Songkran will also go hand in hand with the deadly seven days around Thailand, when people move the area they work, back to their home and/or birth places and many, mainly motorbike accidents, will happen, and sadly, many accidents will be fatal. The Thai news papers keep track of the yearly carnage and updates will be available on my Facebook page.
Nonetheless, I hope you will enjoy your stay on Koh Samui during April and especially Songkran, an experience never to forget, especially if it's your first time but also if you're a return reveler!
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.