Sunday, 14 June 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th June – 14th June 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th June – 14th June 2020

Welcome to the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th June – 14th June 2020.
It's fairly cloudy outside and a bleak sun is trying to break through the clouds. The current temperature at 10am is 31C

Two days ago I started a PADI IDC. That in itself is not so special. However, it is special because I'm currently allowed by PADI to teach the theory part online. Due to the current Covid19 pandemic. The live part of this PADI IDC will be during the last week of June. On Koh Samui! For the first time in five years, I teach an IDC on Koh Samui again. The PADI IE will be on 2+3 July. Also on Koh Samui.

Last week saw a few very hot days, due to the humidity. We also had had a few showers though. Some fairly hard. This in turn caused a few flash floods at the usual locations. Yesterday the quicksilver hit 35C during the afternoon. During the rest of the week, it regularly hit 34C. The minimum temperature last week reached 22C. Just during one night. Mostly it was 23-25C. Yesterday evening we had a strong storm blowing over. Hard rain and strong wind.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th June – 14th June 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 8th June – 14th June 2020

Last week I visited Central Festival for the time after it opened again. All shops seem to be open but it was very quiet. Hardly any customers walking around. I visited to change money at a bank. To my big surprise, exchange services are not available due to Covid19. This makes me really wonder why money can not be exchanged in order to beat Covid19? Inquiring minds wonder.

For next week, the prediction shows us partially cloudy skies with a few showers. This Sunday afternoon and tomorrow can be fairly wet!

On the Covid19 front, firstly the curfew will be lifted tomorrow. Secondly, restaurants can serve alcohol again. However, on the other hand, the emergency decree will remain in place and all borders remain shut. There's a bit of controversy going on, for many things are closed to foreigners. Wat Pho in Bangkok but also bus travel is prohibited for foreigners. To fight Covid. All nice and dandy, but all foreigners in the country have had the same exposure to Covid as Thai people. No tourists are allowed to enter. Many people talk about blatant racism. I leave it up to you how you see this.

Whilst you are here, 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. That is, once the travel restrictions have been lifted.

As already mentioned in my Facebook page, there are many initiatives around the island for helping Thai and Burmese people with food and other donations.
There are however also plenty of foreigners, Westerners or farangs who have a hard time dealing with no income and bills to pay. If you like this blog, this is a good time to help out and make a donation. If you can, much appreciated! There's a donation button on top of this page.


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