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Sunday, 31 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019


Sunday morning and guess what, it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019.

Koh Samui is nice and sunny with a partially cloudy sky. At 10am it's already 31C and rising. It feels a lot warmer already!

Although I'm teaching a PADI IDC in Khao Lak, this morning I'm on Phuket. I participated in a 10 mile race at Thanyapura. The Supersports 10 mile race. I finished 5th in my age category 50-59. This is a good result for Phuket, where there's always a strong field of runners.
Yesterday I participated in an afternoon beach run in Bang Sak, near Khao Lak. A busy weekend.
Here on Phuket it's fairly cloudy an also 31C
Within half an hour or so, I will be on my way back to Khao Lak.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Laem Sor temple, near the pagoda, just a bit further down the road. Build in the shape of a boat.

Last week saw a nice week on Koh Samui. The weather was good, sunny and hot. Maximum temperatures ranged from 25C at night to 32C during the daytime. It felt a lot warmer though.
The Thai schools are now all on their summer holiday, so traffic should ease up for the next two months. Well, at least a little bit.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;25th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

My finish at this morning's 10 mile race on Phuket. 

The forecast for next week is looking good. Partially cloudy until Wednesday and full on sun possibly after that. Hot and hotter! Day by day! April has a splendid start it seems!
Next weekend I will be back on Koh Samui. I hope to see you on Saturday at the 7th Samui Midnight run and on Sunday morning at the trail run in Maenam.

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. 

Camille

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Goodbye to March 2019

Goodbye to March 2019


Just one more day to go but already time to say Goodbye to March 2019 on this blog.

It has been a good month, with plenty of sunshine. There were actually a few days of rain as well. They were needed and welcomed! At least by us residents. After six weeks of no rain, the wells start to run dry and rain is needed. Besides those few days with some rain, it was hot. Each day seemed to get hotter. Plenty of sunshine and as the picture below shows, also plenty of days being partially clouded.

All in all a very good month, kind of what you expect during March on Koh Samui. Not like eight years ago, in 2011. During that March Samui experienced some of the worst floods it ever had. Check one link here. Plenty of more links on this website or on my Samui blog Facebook page.


Goodbye to March 2019

Goodbye to March 2019

In the South of the island you can find Laem Sor Pagoda. This is a view of the back of the pagoda. Interesting island history to find here. There's a building with glass walls that houses the boat on which a monk landed on Koh Samui in the 1940's.

It was nice to spend time on Koh Samui, being home with the family this month. 

Event wise, it started with a half marathon in Surat Thani and will end with a 10 mile race tomorrow on Phuket. Right now I'm in Khao Lak teaching a PADI IDC. 

Next month will see the hottest month of the year on Koh Samui, April. This month will also bring Songkran, the Thai New Year.

Come Saturday to Sunday night 6th April, the 7th Koh Samui Midnight Run will take place. Start and finish at the Reggae pub in Chaweng. 
Early the next morning there will be a trail run in Maenam's Soi 1, the Soi where immigration is. A 5km, 10km and 30km trail run are on the menu. Hope to see you at either or both 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. 

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. 

Camille

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019. The long run has to wait until the end of the day, since I started teaching a PADI IDC today. You can find me in Khao Lak on Thailand's West coast.

It's partially cloudy today with a current temperature of 32C at 11am. It's going to get warmer, or hotter today! It feels already a lot warmer! 

Here in Khao Lak it's very similar, 32C at 11am under a partially cloudy sky.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

The Namuang waterfall. Always worth a visit, although now it hasn't rained for six weeks. The water cascading down is not a lot at the moment. It's great to swim in the pond though. 

Lo and behold, last week we actually had some rain! Monday saw a cloudy and wet day. What a relief it was. The fun didn't last too long though and the rest of the week was a steamer again.
Maximum temperatures reached 35C and the lowest temperature measured last week was 24C. That must have been very early in the day.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Back in Khao Lak and that means a picture of the current state of the Rua 817. A wall is being build around the stranded boat. The tsunami memorial is still a very popular location in Khao Lak.

Next week should see some partially cloudy skies. There is a light chance of an occasional, tropical shower as well. Temperatures are rising gradually and we're closing in on April, the hottest month of the year.
Enjoy your time on the island and do go out and about. Explore, enjoy and see what Koh Samui has to 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. 

Camille

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019


Sunday morning with another long slow distance run done and dusted and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019.

We're entering now the seventh week without rain. It's been hot again. Today will be no different, we have a nice and blue sky shaping up. Current temperature at 9am is 29C but it already feels much warmer.

Last week has been warm again. Maximum temperatures reached 34C and minimums were around 25C. 
Due to the general heat, I typically run very early, sometimes even in the dark, to beat the heat. I can feel the average temperature rising each week. My running watch also notes the slow but steady temperature increase. Week after week.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Temple party in Bophud. No temple party in Thailand will be complete without lots of food. Loads of vendors are selling their respective meals on this temple party.

Not much change in the forecast for next week. Very unlikely to see some rain and mainly blue skies with some occasional partially cloudy days. The temperatures will keep rising, slowly but steadily. Enjoy your stay on the island and go out and about. Be active and have a look around what Koh Samui has to offer. Plenty of hidden gems in the forms of temples, small beaches and plenty of obvious and more touristy attractions and sights.

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.

Camille

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019


Sunday morning on our island, long slow distance run done and now it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019.

It's partially cloudy at 8.30am and 27 C with the temperature rising! Don't forget to visit the Samui Green market later today, as of 3pm at Elysia Boutique Resort in Fisherman's Village!

Last week saw once more a cork dry week with plenty of sunshine. The general temperature is slowly rising. The afternoons can get very hot.
On the other, the dry spell Koh Samui is having at the moment, could do with a break. Water levels are dropping and some rain will be welcomed right now. Rain is actually needed!

Maximum temperatures reached 34C and the minimum last week settled around 24C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Side walk construction is going on at our part of the island. This is in front of our, Since weeks it's been very dusty around our parts of the island.

Next week is looking very dry again. This equates to sunny days, especially today and tomorrow. Later during the week we get some partially clouded skies. Not much rain in sight though!

Enjoy your stay on the island. Get a tan and also don't forget to go and about and explore the island. There's plenty to discover.

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.

Camille

Monday, 4 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019


A day late but here we are with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019. The delay is due to a very busy Sunday yesterday on the mainland. It started out with a very early rise, so I could be at the start line for a half marathon in Surat Thani at 5am.
After that it was family time, we visited a nice market in Surat and Central Plaza and before you know it, it is time to get back to the ferry.

In case you wonder, the half marathon went well, I ended up as third in my age group. That was a good result, running 21km in 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Let's move to last week's weather though. It was splendid. The end of February was as good as the start of March. Sunny skies, sometimes with a few clouds and no rain. The temperatures are still very agreeable, although the afternoons slowly start to become warm.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

The main entrance to Wat Phra Nha Lan in Maenam, on the ring road

Today, Monday morning 4th March, a thin cloud layer is hanging over Samui. The sun is working hard to break through though and the current temperature at noon is 30C but it feels a lot warmer already.

Last week temperatures ranged between 31C and 27C. Although these are the values that have been officially measured, most days it felt a lot warmer.

The forecast for next week is sunny with mostly blue skies, an occasional cloud and no rain. Hard work on the beach is called 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. 

Camille

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Welcome to March 2019

Welcome to March 2019


Second day of this month and here we are with a warm Welcome to March 2019. 

March is usually a good month to visit Koh Samui and it's neighboring islands. The nice and kind weather of February typically continues. Plenty of sunshine, blue skies or partially clouded skies should be ours during a typical March on Samui. The best part is that there's still hardly any rain during a March around the Samui archipelago.
We need to go back to 2011 before we saw a rainy March, a rather untypical occurrence.

We just arrived in Surat Thani for the weekend, where I will participate in a half marathon event tomorrow morning.

Welcome to March 2019

Welcome to March 2019; The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem. Always a great temple to visit and I consider myself lucky to be living around the corner of this temple.

Enjoy this March on and around Koh Samui. Go out and about and have a look at the surprises that Koh Samui has to 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.

Camille