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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th August – 18th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th August – 18th August 2019

Sunday morning once more and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th August – 18th August 2019.
Against all odds, I did run the Lamai Charity fun run this morning. The fully monty or distance over 11.6km. I haven't run since two weeks, due to injuries and my time wasn't the best. Still felt good to race again though.

Today is partially cloudy with the sun breaking through most of the time. Nice and warm but not too warm or hot. Current temperature at 10am is 29C.

Last week saw a very nice week around Koh Samui. There was some relatively strong wind at times but nothing to get worries about. The rain kept mostly away from the Plai Laem area in the north eastern corner of the island where we live. Only Friday afternoon saw a short and strong shower. Maximum temperatures last week reached 35C, just one day though. The minimum temperature dropped one night to 22C.
A much better week than originally predicted.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th August – 18th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 12th August – 18th August 2019

The music combo at the Tarnim Magic Buddha Garden. It's been 10 years since I visited here. It's high up on the mountains. Nicely cuddled in between big durian plantations. Especially this time of the year, you drive through the durians that literally hang over the roads sometimes. The Magic Garden is a place well worth visiting. We were lucky that we caught the garden between two big mountain car trip groups. It was quiet when we were there. You have to time it!

For next week you might as well get the sun lotion out. Hardly any wind, almost no rain. The prediction is looking very good. Hope you enjoy your time on the island. Go out and have a look what Samui has to offer!
There's always time to hang out at the beach! Stay safe and enjoy!

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, 11 August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th August – 11th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th August – 11th August 2019

Good morning and welcome to the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th August – 11th August 2019.
It's cloudy and the very strong wind of the last two days has passed. There's still strong wind but not storm like anymore. It's currently 30C at 10.30am and very occasionally the sun peaks through a cloud hole. 

Last week saw very strong winds around the Samui archipelago. Culminating on Friday and Saturday with almost storm like conditions. Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning saw some very strong wind. Earlier last week saw a few fast and furious storms pass through as well. Surprisingly, during all this time, there was not that much rain. A lot less than I expected.
Maximum temperatures reached 35C on Thursday. The minimum hit Thursday night as well with 21C.
Luckily we only had one time a power cut at our house. With this kind of weather it can easily happen that a tree or tree branch hits an electricity cable with all electrical consequences!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th August – 11th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 5th August – 11th August 2019

Plai Laem, just outside of our house, during one of the many storms last week. Dark skies, strong winds but surprisingly very little rain. You can see how the coconut tree leaves are going in one direction. Caused by the strong wind.

For next week the forecast predicts still a few days with strong wind. Specifically Thursday may rock the boat a little bit. Rain can be expected, but just like last week, not too much. Most likely short, tropical showers. Hard, short and fast.

Don't forget next weekend, on Sunday 18th August, the Lamai charity run. It's sold out by now.

Do enjoy your stay on the islands and be careful, it is box jelly fish season again. Sightings have been reported from Lamai and Maenam beaches.

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, 4 August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th July – 4th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th July – 4th August 2019

Sunday morning and as each weekend, time check the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th July – 4th August 2019.
It's the first August 2019 weekend and the weather has changed. It's mostly cloudy and the sun tries hard to break through. Until now, without great success. Current temperature at 9.45am is 30C

Last week saw a real change in weather. We had two short but very hard storms come through. One on Friday afternoon and one on Saturday morning. The Friday storm resulted in a 3 hour power cut in Plai Laem! Two very intense storms indeed. On the other hand, as already mentioned, they were short.
There's a strong wind though, in general. Last weeks maximum temperature reached 33C. The minimum got stuck at 21C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th July – 4th August 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 29th July – 4th August 2019

Outside the Plai Laem market, two boats waiting to be fixed or repaired. This is behind the fish market part. The Seatran pier is in the background. Many people refer to this market as the Bang Rak market. It is the Plai Laem market though. Plai Laem starts after the bridge.

The forecast for next week is not looking too great. Plenty of strong wind to come with an occasional shower. As of Wednesday also lots of rain and even stronger wind. A storm is making landfall on Vietnam this week and we're on the outskirts. It may be a wet week on the island but I hope you will still enjoy our island!
Maybe time to catch a movie (don't forget to stand up when they play the national anthem at the start of the movie!). Another may be to visit an escape room and try to get out!

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

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Here we are, at the start of a brand new month and we can say welcome to August 2019.
August around the Samui archipelago should be nice and sunny. Not so during the last couple of years. There was plenty of rain usually for half of the month. The sun should come out during August and warm things up. Let's cross our fingers.
Today it's partially cloudy with big chunks of blue sky. The current temperature at 10am is 31C.

The forecast for the first week of August doesn't look that great though. A tropical storm is about to make landfall within a day or two in Vietnam. This will cause stormy and rainy weather in Northern and Central Thailand.
The islands will get their share as well, on the outskirts of this storm. Very strong wind is predicted  as of Sunday. There will or should be more than just a shower as well. Let's hope things calm down again during the second August week.

Welcome to August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Choengmon beach earlier this week. It was already getting late but a beautiful , cloudy sky appeared. It was surprisingly busy, mainly with Thai people and their families and kids hanging out. The kids playing in the water, the parents looking on from the beach. Other Thai groups were doing what Thai people seem to do best, eating and drinking!

Come 18th August, there's the Lamai charity run. The race is already sold out. Although I signed up for this race, I won't be able to participate. My marathon race date has been changed. Consequently my training schedule doesn't allow for this race. Too bad but come 8th September, I should be all fired up for a full marathon in Lan Saka. This is on the mainland, near Nakhon Si Thammarat.

First things first though. Koh Samui and the surrounding islands should get busier again. The European summer holidays are in full swing. Enjoy your stay on the island and don't forget to go out and about. Experience Samui's culture 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