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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's sunny around Koh Samui and it looks like a nice and warm day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 27C

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a strong morning breeze but a near perfect blue sky with the usual cloud formations over Lombok. Current temp here at 8am local time is 25C

Sunset on Gili Air, Indonesia

After playing around with my new camera I finally start to become familiar with the camera settings and I was able to catch this sunset on Gili Air, Indonesia

Yesterday was a nice and sunny day around Samui and it makes for a nice end of October. Max temp reached 31C

On Gili Air we had a day of sunshine without the 2pm cloud mob moving in!

The forecast is looking good, for the time being sunny days are ahead of us.

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Camille

Goodbye to October 2013

It was a busy month for me and half of the month I spent outside of Koh Samui, and to be precise, I was the second part of this month on Gili Air in Indonesia.

This 2013 version of October was not as good weather wise compared to previous years, there was a lot more rain than an average October has on Koh Samui but there was also some nice and sunny days, like yesterday! The rain is not a surprise in itself, since the rainy season is about to start this time of the year, but typically the real rainy season doesn't start until somewhere in November. That doesn't mean it could start in full on mode during October, but I don't have this recorded.

Temple on wheels near Maenam

A temple on wheels near Maenam

As already mentioned, it was a very busy month for me, with two PADI IDC's almost back to back, one on home turf on Koh Samui at the beginning of the month and now I'm on Gili Air in Indonesia, where the IDC has already been completed and today the PADI IE will finish. I will stay here for just a few more days, to teach Instructor level specialties, than it will be a night on Bali and I should be back home again by the 5th November.

Due to the busy work during this month, the amount of posts on the blog have been low but hopefully I will catch up again next month.

See you all in November!

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Camille

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Food on Wheels; Night market or pasar malem on Gili Trawangan in Indonesia

Since I'm currently on Gili Air in Indonesia, it makes sense to have this month edition of the Food on Wheels series about an Indonesian variation on this theme.


Bakso or soup and sateh, the bakso cart has the typical Indonesian shape for a food on wheels cart but the sateh bbq is an add on!

Earlier this week we had dinner on Gili Trawangan, a near by island, an there was a night market or in Bahasa Indonesia a 'pasar melam'. Sure enough there were a few samples of the local food on wheel variation and this post has the result.


Pancakes

It was interesting to watch the going on's at the night market and it was busy with both locals and tourists. The food looked good and yummy! Something to check out next time you're Indonesia! Just like in Thailand, there are night markets in every small town and village!


Local fish and more sateh

My fave 'sateh' is the goat or 'kambing', hard to find on the islands here but more widely available on the mainland.

In general, it just shows that all around South East Asia, food can be found on almost every street corner and it tastes great, well worth trying out.
A last tip, if many locals eat there, it means the food is good and there's a high turnover of food so you will get fresh food!

Enjoy!!!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th October, 2013

Today's weather;

Right now Koh Samui is enjoying a blue sky with just a few clouds in it, it looks like it's going to be a nice day! Current temp at 6.30am is 26C

On Gili Air in Indonesia we also have a nice blue sky and here it also looks another nice and warm day is in the making. Current temp at 7.30am local time is 27C

Gili Air, Indonesia

Beach life on Gili Air, Indonesia with the Lombok coast in the background

Yesterday it was mostly cloudy over Samui all day long with a short shower during the afternoon and some sunshine during the very late afternoon. Max temp reached 31C

Gili Air has it's usual run of nice and sunny weather pretty much all day except that between 2 and 4pm a few clouds showed up but there was no rain yesterday.

The forecast predicts mainly nice blue skies with some clouds thrown in for good measure until next Wednesday when clouds and hard rain are supposed to move in. The start of the rainy season? Maybe? We will find out soon enough! 

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Camille

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th October, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a nice morning with plenty of blue in the sky, the sun being out and just a few clouds hanging around. Current temp at 6.30am is 25C

On Gili Air in Indonesia, the current PADI IDC is on it's last day with the PADI IE starting tomorrow. The weather seems to follow it's current pattern, a sunny morning is ours, most likely followed by by some clouds and possibly some rain around 2pm which in turn is followed by partly cloudy and sunny skies again! Current temp at 7.30 local time is 26C

Gili Trawangan night market

A few days ago we took one of 'Oceans 5' boats to have dinner on Gili Trawangan and we stumbled over the night market or 'pasar', where these sweets were for sale

Yesterday saw rain during most of the day around Samui. Max temp reached 27C

Around Gili Air it was typical, sunshine in the morning, some clouds and a few drops of rain between 2pm and 4pm and nice and sunny afterwards with a clear and starry night.

The forecast shows us possibly a bit of rain in the early morning around Samui but after that it really should clear up and remain partly cloudy to sunny for the next 6 days.
The rainy season is lurking around the corner however, as this fairly wet October showed us already.

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Camille

Monday, 28 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy, grey and it's raining. Current temp at 6.30am is 25C

On Gili Air in Indonesia we enjoy another blue morning sky with a current temp at 7.30am of 28C

The village in Gili Air, Indonesia

The village in Gili Air, Indonesia

Yesterday saw a cloudy over Koh Samui with an occasional shower. Max temp reached 30C

On Gili Air we had all day long a blue sky except during a short moment in the early afternoon when clouds moved in and we had a mini shower. After that we had a blue sky again and beautiful stars at night!

The forecast seems not very precise at the moment, a bit more rain is predicted for today but afterwards it should be less clidy and partly sunny, but that just doesn't seem to happen right now!

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Camille

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui and although it's dry right now, it just rained earlier this morning, including some hard showers. Current temp at 7am is 24.7C

On Gili Air in Indonesia on the other hand, we have a lovely blue sky this morning with no wind at all. The wind might pick up in the afternoon though! Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

Gili Air in Indonesia, main road

The main road on Gili Air in Indonesia, near the harbor

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with on and off some rain around Koh Samui. Max temp reached 28C

On Gili Air we had a sunny morning but grey clouds and a bit of rain moved in during the afternoon with lots of wind, a repeating pattern the last 5 or so days. During the evening we had a fantastic display of thunder and lightning over Lombok!

The forecast predicts fairly blue skies but also rain showers can be part of each day.

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Camille

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is slightly clouded but there's plenty of sunshine with a current temp at 7am of 24.5C

On Gili Air in Indonesia we passed the halfway mark of the current PADI IDC under mostly sunny skies, as is the case again this morning. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C with a light wind.

Empty plot of land on Gili Air, Indonesia

A big but at the moment empty plot of land on Gili Air in Indonesia, bought by one of the richest families of the country. I will try to keep you informed on any construction developments during my upcoming visits

Yesterday saw a cloudy early morning around Koh Samui but lots of sunshine afterwards. It remained mostly dry despite some afternoon clouds. Max temp reached 31C

On Gili Air we had sunshine during the morning and some clouds and strong winds during the afternoon.

The forecast is predicting rain for taoday and tomorrow but blue skies after that.

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Camille

Friday, 25 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th October, 2013

Today's weather;

Both Koh Samui and Gili Air in Indonesia have nice blue skies this morning and it looks like both will have a nice and warm day! Current temp at 7am on Koh Samui is 26.6C and on Gili Air local time 8am it's 26C

Indonesian breakfast, Gili Air, Indonesia

Indonesian breakfast options at a warung near the harbor on Gili Air, Indonesia

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day around Samui with a max temp of 31C and on Gili Air it was nice and sunny during the morning but during the afternoon some clouds moved in.

The forecast for Samui is looking good, mainly sunny days with an occasional chance for a shower during the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is slightly cloudy and early on this morning there was some rain. Current temp at 7am is 25.2C

On Gili Air we have mostly blue skies during the morning, just like today with a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 26C


The beach next to the harbor early in the morning on Gili Air

Yesterday saw a lot of rain around Samui, pretty much most of the day although there were dry moments. Max temp reached 30C

On Gili Air we had plenty os blue sky, with some clouds and a short shower during the early afternoon.

The forecast for Samui is looking good, maybe some more rain today but as of tomorrow it should be sunny skies for the next 6 days!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

A day in Bangkok

On my way over to Gili Air in Indonesia where I'm teaching a PADI IDC right now, I had a shopping day in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

Erawan shrine, Bangkok

The Erawan shrine as seen from the skytrain

The plan was to get a new camera, a Canon S110 with underwater housing at Fortune Tower. Although I found the camera, nobody had the underwater housing available, which had my plans changed and a visit to Phantip Plaza was in the cards!

Tuk Tuk

The Bangkok Tuk Tuk

By means of subway, Skytrain and on the back of motorbikes I made it in one piece from one IT place to the other and on the way back I had some marvelous Egyptian food at Nassir el Massri.


Plenty of riders on the Skytrain and the subway were done by me, a very convenient and cheap way to get around the city

Unfortunately I couldn't get an underwater at Phantip Plaza either so now I have the camera but can't take it diving, yet!

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Camille

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd October, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui had some hard rain with thunder to go with it very early this morning. Right now it's dry again with a current temp at 7am of 24C

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a lovely sunny start of the day with blue skies and a thin veil of clouds. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Morning mist on Lombok

A view on Lombok early morning mist 

Yesterday saw a bit of rain during the early morning and a mostly cloudy sky for the remainder of the day around Samui. Max temp reached 30C

On Gili Air we mostly had sunshine all day long, with occasionally a group of big clouds drifting over.

The forecast predicts a rainy day today but it should clear up again come tomorrow with some more rain and clouds on Sunday and Monday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's raining around Koh Samui this morning and possibly some more during the morning. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

On Gili Air in Indonesia on the other hand, we have a nice blue sky with some clouds in it. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C on our third day of the current PADI IDC here.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Construction of a new road around parts of Gili Air, which is causing a bit of controversy

Yesterday saw a fairly nice day around Samui with just a little bit of rain during the morning. Max temp reached 28C

On Gili Air we had some rain during the afternoon but before and after it was sunny with some clouds.

The forecast predicts fairly good weather, on and off some clouds and an occasional shower but there should also be enough sunshine over the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 21 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's late, but that's better than no update at all. My computer got back from repairing the lcd screen this morning, after I started teaching, hence this late update. I'm very happy though that my computer is in working order again! As of tomorrow, I should be able to restore my daily morning update schedule.

Koh Samui started out with clouds but during the day it cleared up and it was nice and sunny but now it's cloudy again but dry. Current temp at 5pm is 27C

On Gili Air in Indonesia, it was the other way around, we started out with sunshine but around 3pm we had a prolonged shower which nicely cooled things down. Current temp at 6pm local time is 29C

PADI 5* IDC Center and resort 'Oceans 5' on Gili Air in Indonesia

PADI 5* IDC Center and resort 'Oceans 5' on Gili Air in Indonesia during the early evening

Yesterday saw sunshine all day long around Samui with a max temp of 31C

Around the Gili islands it was nice with some clouds during the afternoon but no rain, besides a mini drizzle.

The forecast still shows some clouds and rain for tonight and Wednesday morning but after that it should be  nice weather, despite warnings of lots of rain to come by the Thai Meteorological Department. We'll see how that will pan out.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy and some more rain is expected today. Current temp at 6am is 25C

On Gili Air in Indonesia, where a PADI IDC is about to start within the next 2 hours, it's blue skies all around. Current temp at 7am local time is 27C

Full Moon at Gili Air, Indonesia

Full Moon at Gili Air, Indonesia taken with my new Canon S110 camera bought at Phantip Plaza in Bangkok a few days ago. Very happy with it although I don't even know how to get full performance out of it, yet!

Yesterday saw rain all day long around Samui shores with two complimentary power cuts thrown in by the PEA (Provincial Electrical Agency), a nice pre-taste of the rainy season coming in November. Max temp reached 29C

On Gili Air it was nice upon arrival around noon but clouds moved in fast but it stayed dry with the clouds clearing up again towards the late afternoon. Max temp reached around 33C

The forecast shows clouds and bit more rain for today but it should start clearing up tomorrow and blue skies after are in the making, with possibly some rain on Wednesday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

2nd Samui Green market, 26th October in Chaweng

After the success of the first Samui Green market in September, there's going to be a second version, to be held on 26th October at the Chaweng lake near the fountain roundabout at Phru Chaweng.
A good initiative and I hope this will grow into a regular event.

Samui Green Market

Samui Green Market in Chaweng this time

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Camille

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th October, 2013

Today's weather;

At last, back in action again. Thursday night I managed to crack the my laptop screen at the Amari Don Muang hotel and it isn't until now, after I arrived on Gili Air that I have access to internet and a screen. Tomorrow my lcd screen should be fixed and all should be back to normal, whatever that means!

Now on to the weather, Koh Samui has a cloudy sky all day long already and there were a few showers today. Current temp at 2pm is 25.5C

On Gili Air it's cloudy but dry and the current temp at 3pm local time is 32C

Check in Gili Air

New check in point for the ferries on Gili Air

Yesterday there was a fair bit of rain on Koh Samui with a max temp of 32C.

On Bali there was a blue sky sky all day long yesterday and it was hot! Max temp reached 33C

Thursday I spent almost all day in Bangkok and except for a short shower shortly after leaving Suvarnabhumi airport it was cloudy but dry all day long.


Part of the new airport on Bali, there's been some massive progress since my last visit in May

The forecast for Koh Samui shows cloud cover and rain until Monday and after that it should be a lot more blue in the sky!

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Camille

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Crashed Bangkok Air plane to be used as an artificial reef

The saga of the crashed Bangkok Air plane in 2009, seems to have come to an end. The plane has been moved to Nathon now and a Thai initiative is now planning on sinking and (hopefully anchoring it well enough to prevent the plane from being swept away by a current) using it as an artificial reef near Koh Tong Krut.


The remains of the plane have been repainted

This should all be happening come this 20th October. Good luck to the organizers and I truly hope this will work out just fine and there will be an artificial reef soon!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th October, 2013

Today's weather;

There's again a thin cloud layer around Koh Samui but the sun seems to be trying to burn it's way through it. Current temp at 7am is 26C

In a few hours I will be off to Bangkok for the day, shopping for a new camera and underwater housing and hope that the rain and flooding is not too bad to where I need to go, Fortune IT Mall and the Don Muang airport area. Tomorrow morning it's off to Bali, with a 6am flight.

Wat Kanuram

The entrance to Wat Kanuram, where one of Samui's two mummified monks is located, has been completely done up and the whole temple had a face lift

Yesterday saw most of the day under a cloud cover but it remained dry and the max temp reached 33C

The forecast shows now slightly less blue skies, but still plenty of sun to be caught over the next 7 days although chances of a tropical shower seem to have increased.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th October, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky is lightly clouded this morning and the sun is not burning it away so far. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

Last night I was briefly in Soi Green Mango in Chaweng and two blog readers introduced themselves to me! nice meeting you guys and hope you had a good evening!

Mantra Samui Resort

View over Samui and the ocean from the Mantra Samui Resort in Maenam, high up on a hill

Yesterday saw a blue sky all day long and it was warm again. max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts cloudy weather until Friday and it should be nice an sunny after that!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's looking nice this morning around Koh Samui with a full on blue sky above us! Current temp at 7am is 27C

Yesterday the PADI IE was successfully completed by all of my candidates and I got a sunburn on my face and neck by hanging out and swimming at Chaweng Beach!

Be careful on the beaches though, there's lots of jelly fish out and about at the moment.

Chaweng beach

Chaweng beach yesterday morning before 8am in front of Al's Resort

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with a blue sky all day long and a max temp of 33C

The forecast looks great, potentially a bit of clouds until Friday and after that blue skies!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 14 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It looks like it's going to be a real nice day around Koh Samui with early in the morning already blues skies above us. Current temp at 7am is 27C

At Choengmon beach

At Choengmon beach standing in front of the Imperial Boathouse and looking at Tongsai Bay

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with a fair bit of wind and occasionally the sun breaking through. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast for the next 7 days looks splendid, plenty of chances for blue skies and sunshine, hardly any wind and no rain are predicted.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again around Koh Samui with a fair bit of wind but not as much as yesterday morning. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Wat Plai Laem

Jaow Mae Guanim at Wat Plai Laem early mornings

Yesterday saw a very cloudy morning and it didn't look like a nice was in the making, how wrong that impression turned out to be. Once the sun heated up, all clouds evaporated and it was a straight blue sky for the rest of the day! Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts a dwindling wind until Wednesday after which the clouds should disappear and it turns sunny.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and grey again around Koh Samui with a fairly strong wind. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Bophud, ring road

Ring road in Bophud in front of the Bandara resort

Yesterday saw a lovely day around the island with a blue sky all day long as soon as the sun burned the morning clouds away. Max temp reached 33.5C

The next couple of days may be cloudy and windy but come Thursday, it should clear up again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Friday, 11 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's partly cloudy over Koh Samui but with enough blue spots to make it a nice day. Current temp at 7am is 26C
Today we will also complete the PADI IDC here on Koh Samui.

Wat Plai Laem

Sunrise at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday was a sunny and nice, warm day but it's not uncomfortable hot anymore. Max temp reached around 32C

The forecast shows lovely weather for the next 7 days with maybe a nice breeze and an occasional shower but with plenty of sunshine.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks splendid this morning with mostly a blue sky over the ocean and just a few more clouds drifting by over land. Current temp at 7am is 25C
It seems that October is back to it's usual nice weather and we have no water problems here at all like in the Northern part of Thailand.

Central Festival Chaweng construction

Central Festival in Chaweng under construction, everything is going up and is higher as the fences now. Maybe there will be an opening near March next year

Yesterday was a mixed bag, with plenty of moments of blue sky parts but there was also plenty of cloud cover and an occasional drizzle. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows plenty of sunshine up til the weekend and after that it remains mostly dry but as it looks like right now, with some more cloud cover.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is a mixed bag with clouds but laced with blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 26C

View on Koh Phangan

View on Koh Phangan in front of the Bandara resort

Yesterday saw a lovely day with plenty of sunny moments. Most of the sky is still filled with clouds though, but it's dry and not too hot. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast looks good, plenty of sunshine for the next couple of days and after that it may get cloduier but it should stay mostly dry.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th October, 2013

Today's weather;

A fairly thin cloud layer is hanging over Koh Samui but it's bound to break one the sun heats up and we may get some nice sunshine today. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Bophud Beach

Bophud Beach in front of the Bandara Resort

Yesterday saw surprisingly enough a few times some sunbeams and blue spots in the sky. It was a lot nicer than the predicted storm, that actually never occurred! Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is looking nice! Today should be the last day with a bit of wind and it should become sunny for the next 7 days, time to enjoy the islands beaches again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 7 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th October, 2013

Today's weather;

The storm that should be raging over Koh Samui today, has not materialized! This morning there are even a few sporadic blue spots in the sky and even the predicted wind seems to be absent for the time being. Current temp at 7am is around 27C

Customs House, Nathon

The Customs House in Nathon, opposite the Seatran pier, is undergoing some serious construction, to deal with the increase of the Samui population 

Yesterday saw a very cloudy, at times very dark cloudy and windy day with a bit of a drizzle during the afternoon. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast has changed once more, but this time for the better. Tomorrow should still be windy but after that it should clear up and we may even enjoy a couple of nice and sunny days, like October should be!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th October, 2013

Today's weather;

It may come as no surprise that it's grey, cloudy and windy over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is around 27C

Bophud Beach

Bophud Beach in front of the Bandara resort and Spa, just two days ago in the morning

Yesterday was cloudy all day long and during the afternoon some rain hit the island area where I was at and there were some really dark clouds and strong wind gusts. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast has eased up a bit, there's still wind to be expected but not as massive as still was predicted yesterday. Tomorrow should see the strongest wind but come Thursday it should be flat oceans again and hardly any wind left at all. There should be a bit of rain though for the next 3 or 4 days.
It does look like the rainy has arrived a lot earlier than usual though.

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Camille

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th October, 2013

Today's weather;

A grey and cloudy sky rules over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Pool at the Bandara resort

Dark and grey clouds yesterday over the pool of the Bandara resort and spa

Yesterday saw a few blue spots in the sly during the morning but in the afternoon it was all clouds and an occasional shower. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast is still showing a massive storm hitting the island as of tomorrow lasting until Wednesday morning. Plenty of showers can be expected as well.

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Camille

Friday, 4 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th October, 2013

Today's weather;

This morning Koh Samui offers some blue spots in the sky but there are a lot more clouds as well. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Thaa Yai final day

Today is the end of the Thaa Yai celebration, during which the deceased are remembered. This morning it was a lot busier compared to two weeks ago when the celebration started

Yesterday saw a lovely morning with a nice blue sky but during the afternoon clouds moved in although it stayed dry. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast still shows strong wind from Sunday to Tuesday with the likelihood of a little bit of rain. The wind should slows down come next weekend.

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Camille

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd October, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is looking good again! Blue skies and only a few clouds to be seen. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Central Festival under construction in Chaweng

Central Festival's construction in Chaweng is moving along nicely, a lot of work seems to be done

Yesterday saw a nice day with blue skies all day long, We had a nice cool start in the morning but during the daytime it sure enough heated up. Max temp reached around 33C

The forecast is changing by the day, now for the worse again! Saturday the wind and rain apparently starts, culminating in a flat out storm on Monday and Tuesday. We'll see how this will pan out.

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Camille

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd October, 2013

Today's weather;

Another late weather update due to the fact that I had an early morning hill run in Chaweng and had an errands list to complete straight after, but here we are with good news; it's nice and sunny around Koh Samui with very reasonable temperatures, at least early in the morning. It may heat up later today. Current temp at 7am was 25.2C

Sunrise at New Star resort in Chaweng

Sunrise this morning at New Star Beach resort in Chaweng, just before my hill run

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day but during the night time heaps of rain came down. Max temp reached 33.3C

The forecast seems to mellow out and all the very hard wind seems to be gone but over the weekend we can expect some rain.

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Camille

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Welcome to October 2013

After saying goodbye to a not so great September version of 2013 it's time to welcome October 2013 under a sunny sky. 

My wife and our new born baby are also coming back home today so it's indeed a good start of the month!

Nathon in front of the Seatran pier

Part of the new and spacious area at Nathon in front of the Seatran pier

October usually brings good weather, as the last 5 versions can confirm if you look back at the blog archives! Open a month that you’re interested in and check one of the last posts of each month, starting with ‘Goodbye to…………’ this post will tell you the weather conditions for that month.
You can also check each individual post for that month if you wish to.

This month will see me busy at work again, with two PADI IDC's scheduled for this month, one starting 3rd October on home turf here on Koh Samui and one is scheduled to start 20th October on Gili Air in Indonesia.

Stay tuned for my daily updates and hope to see you back here on a regular base!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st October, 2013

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy around Koh Samui but very early this morning, during my morning run, there was plenty of starts lit up in the sky and there are still blue patches around right now. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C

Today my wife and our new born baby daughter should be able to leave the hospital and come back home.

Samui Beach resort

The beach in front of Samui beach Resort in Lamai, looking towards the Hin Ta Hin Yai rock formation

Yesterday saw mostly clouds obscuring all day long Samui's sky but during the afternoon we had some bouts of sunshine. Max temp reached 32.6C

The forecast has mellowed out a bit showing fairly cloudy skies all week long with some increase in wind over the weekend. Some showers can be expected but nothing too serious.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille