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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Goodbye to May 2014

May 2014 has almost come to an end and it's time to say goodbye and quickly look back.

The weather was really nice, with lots of sunshine and some occasional showers towards the end of the month. Overall a nice, warm and mostly sunny May though.

Bang Rak bay

View over Bang Rak bay

Most of the month I spent on Gili Air in Indonesia where I was accompanied by my family, for the first time during conducting a PADI IDC, which we all enjoyed a lot. Now I'm in Moalboal in the Philippines, where I'm conducting another PADI IDC.

A highlight this month was the 7th Cancer Care run in Nathon in which I participated, we had Visakha Bucha day and currently the Samui Regatta is going in to it's last day.

I'm looking forward to next month, besides spending the first week of the month in the Philippines, the rest of the month I will be back home on Koh Samui! Watch out for the Queen's Cup for Golf next month on the Santiburi golf course!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui has light wispy clouds and it looks like it may be a sunny day. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C

Tanker in front of Lamai

Tanker in front of Lamai beach, which upset a lot of local Samui people yesterday

Here in Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines the sun is back! We have a nice blue sky over us with cloud formations at a distance for the time being. Yesterday it was cloudy all day long with a shower in the afternoon and during the later evening. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines

Panagsama Beach, the village center near Moalboal in the Philippines

Yesterday saw a dry day around Samui with lots of electrics/ lightning. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts heavy cloud formations for the next 7 days with a strong wind picking up come Tuesday.

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, 30 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and the wind has picked up around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 29C 

Plai Laem, Koh Samui

A monk on his daily alms round near our house in Plai Laem

Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Philippines, where I am, is very cloudy but dry this morning with a current temp at 8am local time of 27C

The current PADI IDC here in Moalboal has already passed the half way mark and we're nicely on track.

Panagsama beach, Moalboal, Philippines

Panagsama beach in Moalboal in the Philippines, the third building with the white roof is my hotel

Yesterday saw a dry and fairly windy day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C

The forecast predicts cloudy to very cloudy skies for the next 7 days and strong wind starting Tuesday afternoon.

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, 29 May 2014

6th Queen's Cup golf tournament on Koh Samui 5 - 8th June, 2014

Next week the 6th edition of the Queen's Cup Golf tournament on Koh Samui will take off at the Santiburi Samui Country Club in Maenam, in the beautiful hills there.

The inaugural tournament was held in 2009 and the prize fund was US$300,000. Chinnarat Phadungsil won this first tournament. The Queen's Cup is a part of the golf tournament of the Asian Tour.

6th Queen's Cup Golf tournament on Koh Samui

6th Queen's Cup Golf tournament on Koh Samui between 5th and 8th June 2014

Several high-level amateur golfers will pit together for a prize of US$300,000 (B9.7 million). 

Some of Thailand's top golfers will also take part in the event, including 16-time Asian Tour champion Thaworn Wiratchant, who won the event in 2012, Chawalit Plaphol, who triumphed in the 2011 Queen’s Cup, 2009 winner Chinnarat Phadungsil, as well as Arnond Vongvanij and Prom Meesawat.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th may, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has clouds and a bit of wind this morning. Current temp at 7am is around 28C

Clouds over Chaweng

Clouds over Chaweng this morning

On Pangsama beach in Moalboal in the Philippines it's hazy and the sun is working hard to break up the haze. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Samui regatta

Samui Regatta, photo by Joyce Ravara/Samui Regatta

Yesterday saw a very hot day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34C

Panagsama beach, Moalboal, Philippines

Panagsama beach in Moalboal in the Philippines this morning

The forecast predicts that it will be cloudy until the weekend and by Tuesday a very strong wind is coming up.

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, 28 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's partly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with possibly some more thunderstorms coming in later today. Current temp at 7am is around 28C

The 27 Regatta boats are doing fine, with a light and moderate wind it's hard work though  for the crews.

Bang Rak bay

Bang Rak bay yesterday

Here in Panagsama beach in Moalboal in the Philippines we have a cloudy day with the sun peeping through. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

The IDC is well under way and we already had some fabulous dives with millions of sardines in front of the dive center.

Panagsama beach, Moalboal

See through at Panagsama beach, Moalboal in the Philippines

Yesterday saw some light rain during the morning but the sun broke through during the afternoon with a max temp of 33C

The forecast changed a bit for the worse, more clouds for the next 7 days are predicted and some heavy rain for later this afternoon.

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Camille'

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th May, 2014

Today's weather;

There are fairly substantial cloud formations already in the sky this morning over Koh Samui with a possibility of rain during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 26.9C

The Samui Regatta is suffering a little bit with hardly any wind to speak of!

Koh Samui sky

Koh Samui sky this morning

In Moalboal in the Philippines, where I am right now, we have a fairly cloudy sky but it's nice, warm and dry with a current temp at 8am local time of 26C

Panagsama beach, Moalboal, Philippines

Panagsama beach at Moalboal in the Philippines yesterday afternoon with a view over the ocean

Yesterday saw some rain during the morning and a max temp of 33C

The forecast shows cloudy skies with sunny spots as well. Rain is predicted tomorrow and hardly any wind is expected 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, 26 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th May, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has some scattered clouds this early in the day. Current temp at 5.30am is around 27C

Nathon

Sunset in Nathon two days ago

Right now I find myself back in Cebu city in the Philippines, after not having been here for a year and a half. Later today I will start a PADI IDC in Moalboal, which is about 3 hours away by car.
There's a beautiful blue sky here with a current temp at 6.30 local time of 27C


A modern jeepney in Cebu city in the Philippines

Yesterday saw a very hot and dry day around Samui with a max temp of 35C

The forecast predicts a few clouds today over Samui and for the rest of the week end the weekend fairly 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

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly cloudy with a few blue patches and lots of hazy cloud patterns. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

I barely unpacked my bags and I will be out on the road again, this time to Moalboal in The Philippines, where I should arrive tomorrow. The daily weather updates will continue as usual though.

Plai Laem

Plai Laem this morning

Yesterday saw for most of the day a sunny day, with some darker clouds for a few short moments in the afternoon, accompanied by a few drops but nothing serious this time. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts heavy clouds for today but easing off for the next 7 days with some wind coming up by 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

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th May, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is enjoying a nice blue sky this morning, with a current temp at 9am of 31C

The daily weather update is a bit late because we were at the 7th Care for Cancer run in Nathon this morning, a charity run organised by the Four Seasons Resort on Koh Samui. It's the 4th time that our family participates and I ran the 10km in 51'57.

Today sees also the start of the Samui Regatta.

7th Care for Cancer run, Nathon

7th Care for Cancer run in Nathon this morning

Yesterday saw a very nice day, until 5pm this time, That's when the rain came in. It was again a hose down with too much water in too short of a time frame. The water does not have the time to go into the ground and the water ground levels hardly change. there was a bit of drizzle afterwards that lasted for a few hours. Next to our house there was a flash flood but that didn't last for more than 30 minutes. Max temp reached 33C

Flash flood in Plai Laem

Flash flood in Plai Laem yesterday afternoon, lasted only for about half an hour

The forecast predicts a lot of clouds until Monday and than it should ease up a bit. Next Thursday may see a bit of wind.

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, 23 May 2014

The current coup in Thailand

As you may know by now, since yesterday around 5pm, the coup is official in Thailand. This being my second coup since I'm in Thailand, the last one dating back to 2006, I feel almost like an 'old hand'. The charter has been suspended after this bloodless coup.

So far there has been a curfew between 10pm and 5am for the whole country, which not surprisingly has not been controlled too hard. From today until 25th may, all schools country wide have been shut down, which made our kids happy. 

The coup in Bangkok

The coup in Bangkok, plenty of selfies with soldiers and Thai girls and tourists who want their pictures to be taken with soldiers

Downside for the kids and many Thais is that the TV channels have been take offline, see below for a screen shot. Even the cable channels have been blocked. It looks like this coup has been better planned than the 2006 one.

Major shopping malls like Central all over the country closed at 8pm and all 7-11's, Family Mart and similar outlets have closed down between 10pm and 5am. An almost unbelievable sight here in Thailand.

TV since yesterday

TV since yesterday

Other than that, life continues as normal, all bars seemed to have stayed open last night around Samui.

In Bangkok all major protest sites have supposedly been dispersed and Suthep and many other yellow shirt leaders have been obtained by the army and the Shinawatra clan and Chalerm Yubamrung have been summoned by the army. There's speculation that Yingluck has left the country. 

There are rumors floating around that internet may be shut down, let's cross our fingers that it won;t get that far.

So far so good and in my opinion there's no reason not to come to Thailand, everything is 'business as usual' and my first impression is that a potential civil war has been avoided but the big question is now; how to proceed?

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; 23rd May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partially clouded and may stay so for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 27.1

Hope to see you all tomorrow in Nathon for the 7th Care for Cancer run!

Nathon, view from the ferry

Nathon, view from the ferry around noon yesterday

Yesterday morning was lovely until around 4pm yesterday, when dark clouds moved in like shown below. It rained very hard for about half an hour and continued drizzling all afternoon. A whooping 70 mm of rain came down with a max temp of 35C

Rain clouds over Makro

4pm near Makro yesterday

The forecast predicts clouds for today until the afternoon, heavy clouds on Monday again but for the other days within the next 7, it should be fairly sunny and towards next week some more wind.

Rain yesterday afternoon

Some well needed rain yesterday afternoon

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, 22 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's a nice blue sky with some hazy clouds welcoming us back in Thailand! On Koh Samui and in Surat Thani town, where we are right now, it's looking nice! This afternoon we should be back home after over three weeks being away. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Surat Thani, Thailand

Back in Thailand, spirit house at our Surat Thani hotel with hidden photographer

Yesterday was a very hot day around Samui island with a max temp of a whooping 36C

The forecast predicts sunny skies with some cloud formations for 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

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's partly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and during this morning it may stay overcast. Current temp at 7am is 28C

We're on our last couple of hours in Indonesia for this trip. AT noon we will take off for Don Muang in Bangkok. In the meantime, we also have a fairly cloudy sky over Bali! Current temp at 8am local time is 25C

Sanur beach, Bali

Sanur beach, Bali

Yesterday saw a max temp of 34C around Samui with a partly cloudy sky and some sunshine.

The forecast for the next 7 days looks fairly good. Overcast with some sunshine and not really a lot of rain is 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

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th May, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky has some scattered clouds and it looks like there's a chance of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Chaweng beach

Chaweng beach yesterday afternoon

On Gili Air in Indonesia with our last morning for this trip, we enjoy and almost clear blue sky. Today we're off to Bali for one night. Current temp at 8am local time is 25C 
All the diving has been done, it was a fun and intense 4 days of diving around the Gili's, resulting in 36 Instructor Specialty certifications.

Gili Meno, Indonesia

The last two days we stopped each day at Gili Meno. Although I've never been there myself, I heard many good stories about the island. Here's a shot of Gili Meno.

Yesterday saw fairly sunny skies around Samui with a max temp of 33C

The forecast predicts moderate wind until the weekend and on and off some cloudy skies but not much rain.

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, 19 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui this morning and there's some very light rain. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Koh Samui

Koh Samui this morning

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a blue sky but it's slightly hazy. Current temp at 8am local time is 25C
It's out last full day on the island, this afternoon we will visit Gili Trawangan for a nice lunch and some shopping and tomorrow it's off to Bali for one night.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Traditional cooking on Gili Air in Indonesia with wood as heat source

Yesterday saw overcast all day long with a max temp of 34C

The forecast predicts a little bit less overcast and less wind for 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

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly cloudy with a big rumble in the background and a good chance of some thunderstorms coming Samui's way. Current temp at 6.30am is 

Chaweng beach

Chaweng beach with Centara in the background

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a partly covered sky and a current temp of 23C at 7.30am local time.


Wedding on Gili Air in Indonesia with the groom being paraded around the island

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and dry day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34C

The forecast predicts mostly heavy cloud cover and some fairly strong wind but not much rain for the next seven 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

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th May, 2014

Today's weather;

Some serious clouds are hanging over Koh Samui this morning, leftovers from yesterday, as the picture below shows. Current temp at 6.30am is 29C

Chaweng beach

Chaweng beach yesterday around 5pm

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a straight blue sky this morning and a current temp at 7.30 local time of 26C
Yesterday we started out nice but during the afternoon clouds moved in resulting in some rain around 4pm, straight after the rain the blue skies were back!

Gili Air, Indonesia

Gili Air in Indonesia during yesterday evening's sunset

Yesterday started out slightly cloudy during the morning but in the late afternoon dark clouds moved in and brought some rain. Max temp reached 35C
The winds have made the shift again...southwest monsoon is here!

The forecast predicts hard rain this evening and tomorrow morning and for the remainder of the next 7 days it should be mostly cloudy with not much rain but the wind might pick up slightly.

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, 16 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partly cloudy this morning. Current temp at 6.30am is around 29C

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach two days ago

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's 'happy days' weather with very blue skies and nice sunny days. Current temp at 7.30am is 25C


Boat under construction on Gili Air in Indonesia, since February. This picture was taken yesterday and this is how it looked in early March

Yesterday saw a warm day with some light rain during the early evening between 7 and 8pm. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast is predicting cloudy skies for the next 7 days with an occasional shower. Still high temperatures during the daytime can be expected.

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, 15 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's aprtly cloudy around Koh Samui with the sun rising and possibly burning off some clouds. Current temp at almost 7am is around 28C

Koh Samui early this morning

Koh Samui early this morning

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have another near blue sky and a lovely day coming up with a current temp at 8am local time of 26C

The PADI IE on Gili Air was completed yesterday and now it's time for some diving!

Gili Air, Indonesia

The mushrooms still going strong around the Gili islands and also here on Gili Air

Yesterday saw some very hard rain around Samui between 6 and 7pm last night and that cooled things down nicely because the max temp yesterday reached a whooping 36C

Windguru predicts more clouds but not that much rain for 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

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is clear and already hot this early in the morning and no wind at all. Get ready for a hot one! Current temp at 7am is 28.1C

Chaweng Beach

Welcome to Elektra and crew, the first competitor for Samui Regatta to arrive and now safely moored at Chaweng Beach

On Gili Air Air in Indonesia we're starting out with a beautiful blue sky and a current temp at 8am local time of 27C
Yesterday started out the same way but during the afternoon clouds moved in and we had a short but nice and cooling off shower.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Gili Air in Indonesia as seen from a dive boat, looking at the Scallywags restaurant

Around Koh Samui we had a fairly sunny day with a max temp of 35C

The forecast shows a little bit of easing off on the clouds over the next 7 days, with almost no rain to go along.

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, 13 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is clear as a bell! Current temp at 6am is already around 28C
Today is Visakha Bucha Day around Thailand and other Buddhist countries.

Chaweng Beach yesterday

Chaweng Beach yesterday

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have a nice blue sky with a few scattered clouds. Current temp at 7am local time is 25C
Yesterday we had some rain and strong wind here which had everybody flee from dinner on the beach to look for shelter inside the restaurants.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Gili Air island roads, during our bicycle trip two days ago

Yesterday saw a lovely day around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine although there is plenty of thunder and lightning during the evenings and nights. The monsoon may be building up and sooner or later rain should be coming Samui ways. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast predicts plenty of cloudy skies during the next 7 days but not much rain is predicted to accompany the cloudy moments.

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

Visakha Bucha Day 13th May, 2014

Today's it's Visakha Bucha Day (วิสาขบูชา), this day commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.

In Thailand part of the celebration is the 'Wien Tien' by circling the bodh, or main hall of the local Temple or Wat, carrying candles, incense and lotus flowers.

Visakha Bucha day 2014

This significant and traditional holy day is also observed throughout Indonesia where it is known as Waisak Day, although I doubt that we will see or notice anything here on Gili Air, where the local population is Muslim.

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!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th May, 2014

Today's weather;

Thick puffy clouds with a good chance of rain later today and some booming thunder as a soundtrack were spotted this morning around Koh Samui with a current temp at 7am of around 27C

Koh Samui 12th May 2014

The sky over Samui this morning (picture by Joe Clasby)

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's a bit hazy but the sun may burn this off easily once it heats up. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

The PADI IDC has been completed yesterday which allowed me to rent a bicycle and tour the island with the family. The result can be seen in the picture below. Tomorrow the PADI IE will kick off and it's going to be two exciting and nervous days for the candidates.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Relaxing time on Gili Air, Indonesia

Yesterday saw a hot and steamy day around Samui with some rain at parts of the island and a max temp of 35C

The forecast an occasional shower and fairly blue skies until Thursday but from Friday onward it should be covered by clouds almost every day, well over the weekend and early into next week. Surprisingly not much rain has been predicted (yet!?) for that cloudy period.

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, 11 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th May, 2014

Today's weather;

It's partly cloudy around Koh Samui this morning with the wind slowly picking up. Current temp at 7am is 28.6C 

Chaweng beach

Chaweng beach this morning

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have another gorgeous blue sky this morning with a current temp at 8am of 29C

Gili Air, Indonesia diving

Diving around Gili Air in Indonesia

Yesterday it was nice and sunny and warm with a max temp of 34C and the wind nicely picking up during the afternoon.

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies with the seriously picking up by 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

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th May, 2014

Today's weather;

There's a lovely sunrise around Koh Samui with very blue skies early this morning and it looks like a beautiful day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is around 28C

Koh Samui this morning

Koh Samui this morning with a lovely sunrise

Yesterday saw a a nice and warm dry around Samui with a max temp of 34C

Bang Rak, Koh Samui

Bang Rak last night around 1.30am with what looks like a wild fire that had been going on since somewhere shortly after midnight. The picture is taken from Maenam beach

Back on Gili Air in Indonesia, where I will stay until the 20th May, we have a lovely blue sky and it it promises to be a nice day. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C
Yesterday we had a cloudy afternoon with a few moments of drizzle but no real strong rain.

Gili Air, Indonesia

An electric motorbike, another issue that stirred a lot of controversy on the island, just like the paved roads around the island, as reported yesterday. No cars and motorbikes are allowed here but now there are two electric motorbikes on Gili Air in Indonesia

The forecast looks fairly good until next weekend, it may be partly cloudy, however, once next weekend hits, it may be cloudy with strong winds and some rain.

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, 9 May 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th May, 2014

Today's weather;

The heat is on again for Koh Samui, the clouds seem to have gone and better get ready for a hot one today. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

Don't forget to check out my new 'Food on Wheels' post about Bakso on Gili Air in Indonesia.

Koh Samui sunny morning

The sun rising over Samui this morning

On Gili Air in Indonesia we have once more a beautiful blue sky with a current temp at 8am of 28C

Gili Air, Indonesia

Road construction around Gili Air in Indonesia a hot topic that caused lots of discussion between the locals and expats about the natural feel of the island. I think it's called progress and the 'yay' sayers did win this argument

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day but fairly cloudy day around Samui island with a max temp of 34C

The forecast predicts a couple of sunnier days before the clouds might move in again with an odd chance of a little shower.

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