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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th November – 11th November 2018

Sunday afternoon at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok but time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th November – 11th November 2018!
It's been a hell of a week with a bona fide seeing off at the end.

Currently it's 30C on Koh Samui at 5pm and it was dry and partially sunny again today. A nice break from earlier this week. There was a run around the island with many join/exit points today and my wife joined the event. I would have run a part of it but ended up being in Bangkok this weekend.

My time in Bangkok was spent training for, on and with a timing result company at sport events. Yesterday I spent a day in the office getting familiar with the timing system and all the hardware. This was followed by staffing with the timing crew at a half marathon and 10km event. It was strange to be on the other side of the fence this time!

It's a quarter past five in the afternoon at Suvarnabhumi where I am waiting for my flight back home. Current temperature here at the airport is 35C. It was a very dry weekend in Bangkok.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th November – 11th November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th November – 11th November 2018; Flooding in front of Big C, one of the hot spots around the island. Picture by Yunona Rozhdestvenskaya.

The first half of the week was really nice with sunshine and slightly cooler weather. The previous two days however, Friday and Saturday had it in them. Hard to moderate rain all day long. Possibly due to a having been thunderstruck, a teak house in Bang Rak burned down and flash floods were at many points around the northern part of the island.
The drainage system can't deal with lots of rain in a short time frame but it's good to see that once the rain stops the floods disappear rather quickly.

Temperatures last week ranged between 33 and 24C


Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th November – 11th November 2018; Burger King Bangkok style. A fairly newly opened outlet at Surawongse road, in typical Old Thai style. This outlet received a lot of attention in social media in Thailand.

The forecast for next week is looking good for this time of the year. No more torrential rains and subsequent floods should be part of next week. Instead it may be partially cloudy at best with an occasional shower throughout the day or night. Good stuff for this time of the year and month. 
Enjoy your stay on the island!

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018 


Sunday morning, time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018. Sunday morning run done in Khao Lak but my calves still feel sore from last weeks run in Phuket. 4.5km up and down a steep hill!

It's partially cloudy but dry at the moment on Koh Samui. I do expect some rain later today though.

In Khao Lak it's also partially cloudy but not as warm. A nice 28C but it will heat up here. The daily afternoon rain seems to have vanished here and most days last week were dry

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018; The sports track at Baan Namuang at the local Koh Samui stadium. The track is now under construction, so I'm not sure what the plan is. Will there be a new track and if so, what kind of surface will be used. Plenty of local Samui runners used this track for their training, but it's really far away from where I live. Wish it wouldn't be so far away and I would use it as well.

Last week on Koh Samui had maximum temperatures of 24C and the lowest Celsius we had was around 25C. Most days last week there was rain though, at some stage during the day and yesterday afternoon and early evening there was plenty of rain. The local hot spots saw some flash flooding and yesterday evening some areas had power cuts. For this time of the year, nothing unusual, although we can do without the power cuts.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th October – 4th November 2018; The 813 boat in Khao Lak. Every time I visit Khao Lak and teach a PADI IDC, I always drop by to see how things are with and around the boat. It has changed drastically over the years and once more, construction is going on. We'll see around March how things have panned out for this 'upgrade'. It's still is and hopefully will remain an amazing reminder of the 2004 tsunami.

The coming week can be very nice, almost untypical November nice, until around Thursday. From Thursday onward expect plenty of rain and possibly for a couple of hours on an end with short breaks. It looks like the rainy season is closing in.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Goodbye to October and welcome to November 2018

Goodbye to October and welcome to November 2018


It's the first of November and here we go with a Goodbye to October and welcome to November 2018.

October was what I expected from it and a little bit better! The rainy did not start during October but many a day had some rain. The closer we got to November, the more often there was rain during some part of the day. As already mentioned before, no rainy season rain with rain all day long, except for one or two days.
Overall that means that it was a fairly average October, plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed and the amount of rain that can be expected during this of the year.

There was the Skal Samui 10 mile run, my sisters sun visited, the family went to Hat Yai and Trang and the last week of the month I found myself in Khao Lak teaching a PADI IDC. Busy days!

maximum temperature reached 34C a few times and the coolest it got was around 26C during the early mornings .

Goodbye to October and welcome to November 2018

Goodbye to October and welcome to November 2018; Sunset at Fisherman's Village from the always lovely Juzza Pizza restaurant. Great food and great views with sunsets.

November is usually the wettest month on Samui. This is when we sooner or later have our rainy season. Meaning, it can rain 24 hours per day for a couple of days in a row, Roads flood, power cuts are a plenty and you just can't wait until the month is over.
This usually holds on until around mid December. On very rare occasions, November is nice, but in general; expect rain and lots of it.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018 


It's Sunday evening and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018. It's been a very long with getting up very early, travel from Khao Lak where I am to Phuket. Run a very hard hill race, drive back to Khao Lak. Start to work and teach a PADI IDC upon arrival back in Khao Lak. Before you know it the evening is gone.

However, first things first. The Koh Samui weather today. Maximum temperature reached 32C but it felt a lot warmer. It was hot and humid. For late October a nice day.

In Khao Lak we had a typical day, like almost every day last week. Nice and sunny in the morning and rain during the afternoon. The evening is dry again. maximum temperature here also reached 32C. It is however a lot cooler during the night and early morning, down to 22-24C.

This morning I drove to Chalong in Phuket, at around 3.30am. I participated in a very steep hill run race. 6km up and 6km down. It all went well but it was a very hard race considering it was such a relative short distance to cover.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018; This is a picture of an Isaan restaurant almost opposite the Bangkok-Samui hospital on the ring road in Chaweng. The small 'sala's', the place where you sit, are very typical for these kind of restaurants.

Last week the weather on Koh Samui was a real nice mixed bag. Some days were sunny. One day was rain all day and most days had a nice mix. Relatively nice for this time of the year. Next month the rainy season can be expected and we may have rain all day long. Every bit of sun we can catch now is nice! 
Maximum temperature last week reached 33C and the minimum was 24C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 22nd October – 28th October 2018; Sunset in Khao Lak this evening, in front of my hotel Srichada. The sun sets over the ocean but unfortunately you can't see the water. It had just stopped raining and the clouds were breaking up.

Next week is looking good. Plenty of sunshine is predicted with just an occasional shower on Wednesday and Saturday. Come Sunday there may be more clouds and more rain.
Enjoy next week, it looks like a nice week ahead of us.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Monday, 22 October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th October – 21st October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th October – 21st October 2018 


A day late but here we are with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th October – 21st October 2018. 
Right now, Monday morning around 11.30am it's nice and sunny with a current temperature of 31C. It feels a lot warmer though.

Last week saw a mixed bag kind of weather moving over Koh Samui. Some showers early during the week, mostly early in the morning. Nicer and sunnier weather towards the end of the week. 
Maximum temperatures reached 34C and the lowest temperature recorded on Koh Samui last week was 23C.

Yesterday saw the first Skal Samui 10 mile run and 2 mile obstacle course at the Namuang stadium. For a first time event it went all really well with over 500 participants and a little bit of surplus for this charity event to hand out later.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th October – 21st October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 15th October – 21st October 2018; A view high up on the mountain from the Jungle Club. This is located at the Southern part of Chaweng, even past Chaweng Noi. A relaxed bar and restaurant with a great view over the Chaweng beach and bay.

This week should be fairly sunny, with an occasional shower. Until Friday, that day there might be plenty of rain, well into the weekend.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 14th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 14th October 2018 


It's Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 14th October 2018.
No running this weekend since I'm still suffering from a mild cold. It just isn't going away!

It started out nicely this morning with plenty of sunshine. That has changed though and at almost 10am cloud cover is taking over. Current temperature at 10am is 29C

Maximum temperatures reached 32C this week and it dropped to 25C at the most.

We had a lot more rain last week then expected. As you can see though, the temperatures were still nice though. We had some sunshine but most days there was some rain. Nothing too bad but still wet. Sometimes a few hours at a time.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 14th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 7th October – 14th October 2018; Massive construction going on at the government hospital in Nathon. The whole 'heart' or center of the hospital is being dug up. Not sure what is being constructed, it's too early to tell. It's part of a big make over, construction has already been going on for well over a year. This seems to be a massive job though.

The forecast for the next seven days is looking good. Overcast but supposedly dry until Wednesday. A little bit of wind and possibly a shower after that but also more chance of sunshine.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st October – 7th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st October – 7th October 2018 


Sunday morning, another week gone and once more time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st October – 7th October 2018.

No running this morning since I was knocked out by a cold the last two days. I will try to give that another go tomorrow.

Surprisingly it's sunny and dry this Sunday morning, in total contrast to last week. Last week it was overcast and wet everyday except for Monday. During the afternoons it cleared up and went dry with a bit of sunshine here and there.

Today it is 29C at 10.30am and it looks like it will stay dry for the remainder of the day.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st October – 7th October 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 1st October – 7th October 2018; Just outside Nathon, the beach with a view towards Koh Phangan. This picture was taken during the last week of September. The first week of October saw quite different weather!

Next week could see a mix of rain and sunshine. Rather typical October weather. However, it's not the start of the rainy season yet. At least, that's what I believe. Stay tuned for more updates next week and enjoy your time on the island.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Welcome to October 2018

Welcome to October 2018


We're already three days into the new and it's high time to say Welcome to October 2018. The first day of this new was still nice and sunny. However, yesterday and today have been mostly wet and grey. Plenty of showers with an occasional glimpse of the sun during the mornings. At 11am it's 28C and cloudy.
This may hold on until after the weekend when it hopefully clears up a bit.

October in general around Koh Samui can be a mixed bag. In the beginning of the month it still may be nice and sunny. However, later on during the month, the closer we get towards November and the rainy season, it may get wetter and wetter.

Welcome to October 2018

Welcome to October 2018; A brand new copy of a fisherman's boat, in concrete, has been recently unveiled in Fisherman's Village. It's in the middle of the village and hard to miss.

Come Sunday 21st October, there will be the Skal Koh Samui 10 mile run and a 2 mile obstacle course. This will all be happening down in Baan Namuang. You can sign up online or a few selected hotels.

If you're on Koh Samui during October, I hope you will enjoy your stay and find what you're looking for.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 24th September – 30th September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 24th September – 30th September 2018 


Noon on a Sunday on Koh Samui and that means it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 24th September – 30th September 2018.

This morning were the Samui marathon, 30km trail-, 10km- and 5km races as part of the Samui Festival activities. It seems that my injury has healed. After last weeks 5km race, I participated today in a 10km race. And all went well, my leg held out which is the most important thing. OI finished 4th in my age category 50-59 in a decent pace. Not my fastest but for the time being good enough.
Next race coming up is the Samui Skal 10 mile run come 21st October.

Now on to today's weather. It's sunny skies galore. The current temperature around noon is 38C! Hardly any wind in other words, it's hot!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 24th September – 30th September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 24th September – 30th September 2018; A view on the sunset over the Samui Festival free buffet on Chaweng beach yesterday. It was a fun event. However long queues in front of the food stalls. As one of my Facebook friends said; "Samui Festival back bigger and....300 tables, 2400 chairs, 0 bins and 1 toilet...."

The forecast for next week looks good. There should be plenty of blue and sunny skies laced with an occasional shower or thunderstorm. Fairly typical for a nice October month.
Enjoy your stay on the island and do sign up for one of the trips I offer around the island!

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Goodbye to September 2018

Goodbye to September 2018


Just one more day to go this month and time to say Goodbye to September 2018.
This can be done under a blue sky with the sun being out and about this morning. 

Current temperature is 32C at 9.30am but it feels already a lot warmer and the temperature will most likely rise.

The Samui festival is raging all over the island since a few days. Tomorrow will be the last day with a marathon, 30km trail run, a 10km and 5km race in Nathon. Plenty of stars and (future) superstars are performing at various locations around the island.

This morning a 50km bicycle race is under way on the ring road and the ring road is or has been momentarily completely closed for all traffic. Safe passage for the riders is required!


Goodbye to September 2018; Beautiful graffiti or a piece of art in Nathon. You decide. I loved it and was very positively surprised to find this on the wall in a very narrow street.

The weather this September month has been good. Better then during August! Yes, there was some rain at times. However, nothing out of the ordinary or unusual September expectations. On the other hand though, there was plenty of sunshine as well. 
There were a couple of days with overcast, which I liked a lot, since they're not that steaming hot.
It was a good month!

Last week also saw the Give to Run-Mad hatter charity race. I unexpectedly placed second in the 5km race in the 40+ age category. After not having run for seven weeks due to injury, with just little preparation for that race, it felt good to be back in the saddle again.

Now on to October. The first week of October has nice and sunny weather predicted. Make sure you don't get too sunburned and enjoy your stay on our island!

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. 

 You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

 If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th September – 23rd September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th September – 23rd September 2018 


It's Sunday morning again and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th September – 23rd September 2018.
The running is done for the day. Today I participated in a 5km charity run at 'Run to Give'. Also known as 'the Mad hatter' run. After a 9 week break due to injury I placed second in my age category of 40+. Well above expectations and more importantly, my leg held out.

Today's weather has been interesting so far! It started out with a few showers this morning around 5am. Around 8am you could spot blue skies over Chaweng and the Southern part of the island. By now, 10am, we also have sunny skies in Plai Laem. Current temperature is 30C and rising. Afther the rain it's going to be very humid!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th September – 23rd September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th September – 23rd September 2018; Plai Laem beach. Lovely location to have a walk with the dog. Our dog Jimmy loves it here! Near empty beach but very shallow, not very suitable for swimming.

Last week was interesting. First of all, the expected storm wasn't too bad. The outskirts of typhoon Mangkhut, that wreaked havoc in the North Philippines and Hong Kong, was mild for Koh Samui. We had strong winds last Monday and Tuesday. After that the weather cleared up and we had tow very warm days. The end of the week saw cloudy to partially cloudy skies and a very nice and agreeable temperature. The temperatures ranged between 27C and 33C last week and we also had a few showers. Nice and refreshing!

Next week is looking good. Plenty of sunshine and hardly any rain at all. It's looking good and I hope you will enjoy your stay on koh Samui, if you are visiting or staying here on Koh Samui!
See you next week at the Samui Festival events!

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. Please contact me if you're interested.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th September – 16th September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th September – 16th September 2018 


It's the Sunday morning groove and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th September – 16th September 2018.
It's just past 10am and it's cloudy and slightly windy. A nice cool wind. Current temperature is 27C. Very nice and agreeable. Expect the wind to pick up during the afternoon. We're on the outskirts of Super typhoon Mangkhut. This super typhoon is punishing the Philippines and Hong Kong as we speak.
Tonight and tomorrow should see more strong wind but slowly this should peter out until mid next week.

I'm back into running mode again and am slowly building up my endurance and pace. It will be a few more weeks before I'm anywhere near the shape I was in 8-9 weeks ago.

Next Sunday is the Mad Hatter run though and I will participate in the 5Km race, followed by Samui Festival's 10km race come Sunday 30th September.

Last week saw some lovely weather around the island. Plenty of sunshine and only this weekend with lots of overcast. Hardly any rain and each shower is refreshing at the moment.
Maximum temperatures ranged from 33C with a one off peak to 34C and 23C earlier last night.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th September – 16th September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th September – 16th September 2018 

Wat Khiri Wongkaram in Baan Taling Ngam. It has undergone some serious reconstruction and looks marvelous. This Temple hosts the much lesser known remains of the second mummified monk on Koh Samui. Well worth a visit to explore the temple but mostly the much more unspoiled Southern part of the island.

The forecast for next week looks ok. Until Wednesday a few showers and strong wind today and tomorrow. Come Thursday no more rain and very sunny skies!

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 03rd September – 09th September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 03rd September – 09th September 2018 


Sunday morning, it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 03rd September – 09th September 2018.
No long slow distance run, am just coming back from injury right now, but I'm keeping myself fit with very regular indoor cycling and weight training. On top of that I also manage around 10 minutes of planking per day.

On to the weather though, it's nice and sunny this morning under an almost completely blue sky. At 10am it's 29C but it feels already warmer and expect more heat later during the day.


Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 03rd September – 09th September 2018; Spectacular view over Maenam beach and Koh Phangan. We're fairly high up in the mountains at the very end of Soi 5 in Maenam. There's a zip line place and a big tree with a platform around it. So you sit and relax on top and amidst the jungle canopy. Well worth a visit. Keep following Soi 5 in Maenam to the very end, park your car or motorbike, just follow the signs. After a short walk you will reach the tree platform. Have a drink and/or a small bite and enjoy the view and the zip line rides.

Last week saw a good week. We had plenty of sun last week. Plenty of sticky and hot afternoons and just a few rain drops. Two days we had overcast, the rest was partially cloudy to blue! Nice! Maximum temperatures ranged from 25C to 34C.

The forecast for next looks good, not too much rain, just a few showers. The wind is about to pick up, that should be nice and cooling. Expect plenty of sunshine as well! 
Go out and about and enjoy your time on Samui!

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th August – 02nd September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th August – 02nd September 2018 


Sunday afternoon and here we are with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th August – 02nd September 2018.

It's sunny and hot today! Current temperature at 3pm is 31C but it feels a lot warmer.

Last week was a good week with plenty of sunshine. There were also some nice rain showers that cooled things down a bit. But just a few!
Maximum temperatures ranged from 21C at night to a blazing 36C during the daytime.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th August – 02nd September 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th August – 02nd September 2018; The Meh Guang Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem from a different angle.

The forecast for next week is looking good. A few isolated showers, a nice cool breeze and hopefully some partially cloudy skies or blue skies. Let's wait and see.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

f you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Welcome to September 2018

Welcome to September 2018


The first day of a new month and here we are; Welcome to September 2018.
In general September is a nice month. It should have plenty of sunny days but during the mornings it starts to cool down. The afternoon can be 'sticky' hot, due to the high humidity.
Last year we had a great September month, with plenty of sunshine and not too much rain. The two years before that we had a early September with rain and a late September with lots of rain.
Let's cross our fingers and hope for a good one. Next week looks a bit like mixed bag, with some sunny days but also with some showers being predicted towards next weekend.


Welcome to September 2018; A view on the big sitting man at Wat Plai Laem

There are also two very interesting running events this month. Sunday 23rd September will see the Mad hatter run at 'the Wharf' in Bophud. There will be a 2km, 5km and 10km race.
Come Sunday 30th September the big Samui Festival is due. A 5km, a 10km and a full marathon race are scheduled. That same day there's a 30km trail run scheduled. Exciting and hopefully this will continue over the next couple of years.
I was training for the full marathon but injured myself 6 weeks ago and couldn't run since. I hope to be able to run the 5km at the Mad hatter and the 10k at Samui festival.

Hope you enjoy your stay on Samui during this month and let me know if you're interested in one of the events that I offer.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Friday, 31 August 2018

Goodbye to August 2018

Goodbye to August 2018


It's the last day of this August month and time to say Goodbye to August 2018 on Koh Samui.

To start with the weather during this August. It wasn't that great. Plenty of rain and cloudy skies in the beginning of the month, easily holding on to the middle of this month. You can also include some stormy day in there as well.
The last week of this month was a lot better. During this last week of August the sun came out and it was immediately hot around the island.

Today it's partially cloudy with the sun peeking through and a current temperature of 31C at 11.30am.


Goodbye to August 2018; sweets on display at Laem Din market in Chaweng

All in all not your best or dream August. It looks like next month, It looks like September 2018 is shaping up a lot nicer.
Despite the weather not being on it's August best, I do hope you enjoyed your island when you visited this month
Time to move on though and embrace September 2018 into our arms..

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. 

 You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

 Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

 If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

 Camille

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th August – 26th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th August – 26th August 2018 


Sunday afternoon and here it is, the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th August – 26th August 2018.
It's been cloudy all day long and it's currently 30C at 2pm. It looks like it will stay cloudy and dry for the rest of the day.

The previous week was slowly getting into August shape again. Towards the end of the week it was partially cloudy. Temperatures rose immediately and it was hot. We had temperatures ranging between 28C and 32C but it felt a lo warmer at times.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th August – 26th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th August – 26th August 2018; View from top of the hill at Lip Yai, where there is a restaurant. The view is over Lipa Noi. You can see Lipa Noi beach all the way down to the Navy base.

For next week it's looking dry for a change and hopefully we can leave this August behind us with a few nice days. It will be partially cloudy at best but dry for next week. More sunshine may turn up next weekend, at the start of September.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018 


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018. Another week of being injured and no running. Clocking on four weeks now but I still keep myself busy with indoor cycling and other forms of cross training. Think planking, weight training etc.

On to the weather though, it's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and the current temperature at 10am is 31C The sun may pop out later today and there's nice breeze.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th August – 19th August 2018; View over Lamai bay. One fo the first people I met during my early visits to Thailand, in the mid nineties, was visiting Koh Samui and we met up. It was nice to meet him and his family and this is the place they rented via Airbnb. With a great view over Lamai bay. A three story house with 4 bed rooms and separate bath rooms. Lovely!

Last week we had a mixed bag, with plenty of sunny days but also a few showers at various times. This August is not living up to general August standards. Maximum temperatures went up to 33C and lowest temperature was measured at the beginning of the week with a mere 24C

For next week we may have some more sunshine and few showers but they rain has not completely gone! The wind has slowed down to a nice breeze. Maybe a little bit closer to what one can expect during an average August.
Nonetheless, if you're on the island, enjoy your stay and go out. See places, meet people and be safe whilst driving a car or especially a motorbike.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018 


Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018. We're on the way back home from Don Sak to Koh Samui after having visited a funeral wake yesterday on the mainland near Surat Thani city.

On Koh Samui it looks grey with plenty of cloud cover. No rain or marginal rain is expected today. Current temperature at 11am is 29C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th August – 12th August 2018; View at the Raja Ferry pier at Lipa Noi. On the way there again, left Don Sak at 10.12 with the 10am ferry. Service at Raja is abysmal, ferries are notoriously late and slow. Comfort levels are low on old and mostly outdated ferries. I prefer the Seatran ferry but sometimes circumstances dictate a Raja ferry sailing. Not something to look forward to. Bottom line is that they don't seem to care about their customers. Since they started the Don Sak - Koh Samui service in 1981. 

Last week saw a mix of hard wind, plenty of rain and occasional sunshine. Maximum temperatures ranged between 24C and 33C. So far it's not the August that you would hope and expect on Koh Samui.

For next week the forecast predicts hard wind today and tomorrow. The strong wind declines each day until Thursday. Come Friday the wind may pick up again. Besides a few isolated showers or thunderstorms throughout the week, some more rain is possible over next weekend.

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. 

 You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

 Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

 If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018 


It's late in the evening and with being busy at work, I almost forgot it but it's Sunday and time for Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018.
No running today, but I hope to start that again tomorrow. Instead I have been diving at Panagsama beach near Moalboal on Cebu island in the Philippines. See a picture below.

On Koh Samui it was cloudy today with some rain showers and a max temperature of 33C. Now in the evening at 9.30pm it's 28C.

In Moalboal in the Philippines we're part of the yearly monsoon and the last 3 days it was cloudy, windy and at times with rain. Maximum temperature today reached 29C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; The sitting monk statue at Wat Bophud or Wat Bo Phuttaram, during the evening.

Last week some a mix of partially cloudy days. Sometimes it stayed dry and sometimes there were some showers. A few times the wind played up a bit as well. Maximum temperatures ranged between 33C during the daytime and 25C at night.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; A clown frog fish as spotted yesterday. This was found on the house reef of PADI 5* IDC center 'Neptune Diving Adventures' at Panagsama beach, near Moalboal in the Philippines.

For next week there's still lots of cloud cover predicted an it looks like a lot of tropical showers. The wind may also be picking up in speed and power, until Wednesday. Mostly during the night or the early morning though.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 30th July – 5th August 2018; A view on Panagsama beach from the ocean. This is near Moalboal on Cebu island in the Philippines

If you find yourself on Koh Samui during next week, don't forget to check out some of my recommendations, listed below. In general, do enjoy your time here!

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.

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens.

Camille

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Welcome to August 2018

Welcome to August 2018


It's a new day, it's a new dawn, it's a new life, ah, well, it's for sure a new month so Welcome to August 2018.
The last three versions of August were not what you expect in August. They were windy and had lots of rain. Four years ago it was more like, nice and sunny.
Let's hope this years version is a good one although the start is not promising. Strong wind with plenty of rain is predicted.

This morning looks glorious though, with the sun on the rise and no clouds around. At 6.30am it's 25C, nice and cool. Be ready for a hot one though and get that sun lotion out. 

Welcome to August 2018

Welcome to August 2018; During the recent temple party at Wat Bo Phuttharam or the Bophud temple at the traffic lights near Fisherman's Village, the new, small statues had been rearranged and are now in front of the big sitting monk statue.

August is a typical high season month for Koh Samui, with all the European countries having holidays. It will be busy all around so let's hope for more sunshine!
There are no big events happening that I know of, this month. In a weeks time I will be back home, from the Philippines and come 26th August, I will run the Khanom half marathon. Khanom is directly opposite Koh Samui, on the mainland.

Enjoy your stay on Koh Samui this month and fon't hesitate to check out the trips I offe or the dinner option with the Thai Experience.

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. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille