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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019 


Welcome to the first Sunday of 2019 and the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019. 
This morning it's partially cloudy around Koh Samui with the sun being out again. Current temperature at 7am is 28C, expect it to get warm today with a high humidity, so very sweaty!

The next two weeks I will find myself on Koh Lanta, teaching my first PADI IDC program of the year. It's nice and sunny here as well, with a very blue sky. Current temperature here at 7am is a cool 23C but I expect it to get very warm here.
Pabuk did not really impact Koh Lanta at all. A bit stronger wind than usual with marginal amounts of out of the ordinary rain. On Koh Lanta it was really a storm in a glass of water.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Tropical storm Pabuk visits Hua Thanon. The Southern and South Eastern part of Koh Samui seems to have been hit hardest by Pabuk.

The big news last week was of course tropical storm Pabuk. Initially it seemed that Pabuk was heading straight for Koh Samui. But it turned out the storm veered off over the mainland before it coudl reach Koh Samui. Still, Samui got battered, especially the South-Eastern part of the island, but anywhere near as bad as anticipated or expected.
Plai Laem, where we live was actually relatively calm and besides stronger wind than usual, it was almost a non event.
Ferries and flights to and from Samui were cancelled on 4th January but all scheduled ferries and flights have resumed their normal schedule by now.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Yesterday's flash floods around the island,. This is in Chaweng, in front of Blue Lagoon. Most flash floods should be gone by today.

Strangely enough the worst day was yesterday, Saturday. It seemed that the tail end of Pabuk didn't find a way to leave the Gulf of Thailand and big clouds with much more rain and stronger wind than during Pabuk hammered Koh Samui yesterday until somewhere in the afternoon. Loads of flash floods at the usual and less usual spots were all around the island.
That has passed now as well and everything seems to be back to normal on Samui.

The mainland was hit much harder though but luckily without big loss of life. I have only seen reports of one person being killed by and during Pabuk.

It seems that Koh Samui and the surround islands got away fairly unscathed. The island were shaken but not stirred!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Electric repairs in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta. Big power lines from the mainland were cut by a big, passing catamaran. It took three days to fix it again. The day I arrived, 3rd January, power was off in my hotel until 8pm.

The forecast for next week shows mostly partially cloudy days with some light showers occasionally. The wind is slowing down, day by day and towards next weekend we should be able to enjoy sunny skies again.
Enjoy the good or better weather conditions around the island this week!

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. 

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Camille

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