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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2015

Today's weather;

Another nice blue sky seems to be shaping up over Koh Samui for a second consecutive day. Better enjoy it before the supposed storm might hit later this week. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2015

A different view; the backside of Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a very nice and warm day with all day long blue skies, almost a rarity this month. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast hasn't changed much, the predicted stormy weather is still for Friday evening and lasting almost all of next week, with strong wind and some rain coming up.

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Camille

Goodbye to June 2015

It's time to say 'Goodbye to June 2015 '. We're on the last day of this month and I always use this to have a brief look back at the weather and other events during this month that we're about to leave behind us.

It was not a great June version, we had lots of overcast and regular tropical showers. Similar to the last three years as you can find in my archives. We also had sunny days, but not too many, yesterday was a great example though with nice blue skies.

Goodbye to June 2015

A typical view this June 2015, cloudy skies and relatively quiet beaches around the island, this is Silver Beach near Lamai

The beginning of the month saw me in Moalboal in the Philippines for a PADI IDC and upon returning home I immediately took off for Phuket to run for the 4th time the Laguna Phuket Marathon, I ran the half marathon there. The same day it was back to Samui and I pretty much started another PADI IDC but this time on home ground, on Koh Samui. Right now I'm in the middle of Instructor Specialty training and we should be able to wrap this up by tomorrow.

Last Friday I injured my leg with a pull in my calf and running will unfortunately be sidelined for a few weeks. Sadly I will miss out on a few races at the mainland because of the injury. My leg is doing better already, it will however take some time for the muscle to heal.

It looks like all of July I will be at home on Koh Samui, a good to spend time with the family.

See you all next month.

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Camille

Monday, 29 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's been a while but we have a partially blue sky again over Koh Samui and the sun is peaking through. Not sure if it will remain like this for the rest of day but a nice morning is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 26.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2015


After yesterday's picture of the Koh Samui airport landing and take off strip, here's a picture of a plane ready to take off. Taken at almost the same spot

Yesterday saw a tiny bit of sunshine during the morning hours around Koh Samui but the late afternoon, around 5pm we also had a tropical shower and a couple of strong wind bursts. Max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast remained steady for the time being, as of Thursday the wind will pick up and as of next weekend we may have storm like wind conditions and lots of rain for at least five days. We will keep an eye out for this and see if this soup will be really so hot when it's served.

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Camille

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th June, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy again but it looks like it will stay dry. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th June, 2015

The landing and take off strip at Koh Samui airport. There's a dust road going around this strip, which is a shortcut from the Bang Rak beach road to the former departure/arrival area of the airport.

Yesterday saw a dry and cloudy day, unlike what I hoped for, the sun did not break through the cloud cover. Max temp reached 31.4C

The forecast is looking good until Thursday when besides cloud cover, the wind is picking up and come next Sunday we might have a full blown storm with very strong wind and lots of rain. We will keep an eye out on this storm that's brewing up and see how this will develop.

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Camille

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th June, 2015

Today's weather;

Once more it's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning. There are some holes in the cloud cover, possibly allowing some sunshine later during the morning or the day. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th June, 2015

Police check yesterday in front of the Maenam police office, a popular check point, mainly checking on cars and plenty of drivers where stopped and had to pay fines

Yesterday saw a cloudy but dry day all day long around the island and max temp reached 33C

The forecast changed a little bit, cloud cover is predicted except possibly for mid next week and next weekend looks like a storm is moving this way, so we will keep an eye out on this and see how that develops.

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Camille

Friday, 26 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay that way for the rest of the day, possibly with a light morning shower. Current temp at 7am is 27.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2015

Speedboats ready for their daily departure at Bang Rak beach

Yesterday saw a dry but cloudy day around the island, It stayed dry although some parts of the island may have experienced some drizzle. Max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast predicts more cloudy days and skies to come until Tuesday through Thursday when it may clear up, just to be followed by another batch of strong wind and an occasional shower.

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Camille

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui but it looks like it might stay dry although the forecast has predicted some morning rain. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th June, 2015

Beach between Bang Rak and Fisherman's Village

Yesterday saw some sunshine during the morning but all afternoon saw mostly overcast and it stayed dry around the island. Max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast has changed drastically, all hard wind for the next seven days has evaporated overnight only to supposedly come back next Thursday. There might be some rain today and tomorrow.

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Camille

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's once more cloudy over Koh Samui with a fair amount if wind to boost but it's dry. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2015

New 'Samui' sign at Central Festival in Chaweng

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with at some parts of the island a little bit of rain. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast keeps changing almost daily but the general idea is that we will be seeing a strong wind over the next ten days with occasional showers. Each day the strengths of the wind seems to shift between days. Now it looks like the end of next week will be stormy, but I'm sure that may change again once we get closer to said time. 

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Camille

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd June, 2015

Today's weather;

It sure is cloudy this morning around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.1C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd June, 2015

The location of the spirit houses between Chaweng and Lamai at the viewpoint is growing with more spirit houses being brought by people. It's noisy there, passing cars and motorbikes tend to honk the horn!

Yesterday saw a bit of a mixed bag for the weather, it was sunny for a change but there were also some cloudy moments and it stayed dry. Max temp reached 33.6C

The forecast changes by the day. In general it will remain mostly cloudy with some strong wind and this wind will vary in strength each day have an impact on boat traffic.

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Camille

Monday, 22 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning but the sun is trying hard to peek through and it looks like it will stay dry today around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2015

Silver Beach near Lamai yesterday morning during low tide. This is where the open water dive for the PADI IE took place and where my 5 candidates successfully passed the PADI Instructors Exam

Yesterday was a nice day, it stayed dry and the sun popped through the cloud layers on a regular base. It was by no means a sunny day but if you just arrived from Europe, it was enough to get a sunburn. Max temp reached 31.6C

The forecast has eased up a little bit, the predicted storms seem to have lay their heads down but there's still a strong wind coming this way and especially Friday and Saturday may see some hard wind. The tropical showers are also still around and may occur at any time of the day.

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Camille

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's very cloudy but it's also currently dry over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st June, 2015

Low tide on a cloudy and rainy wet Choengmon beach, where one boat owner took the opportunity with a makeshift dry dock to make small repairs on his boat

Yesterday saw a very wet morning with some hard rain in the early morning, slowly easing up whilst turning into a drizzle and the afternoon actually saw some sparse sunshine. Max temp reached 30.5C

The forecast is not looking good for next week, strong wind is predicted for the next ten days with Thursday afternoon into Saturday night reaching a peak. It will rain at occasion but in general it looks surprisingly dry, well, at least to the forecast.

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Camille

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's grey, cloudy and wet around Koh Samui and it's just getting dry after we had some heavy morning rain. Current temp at 8am is just 23C, nice and cool!

Today's update is an hour late because my Koh Samui PADI IDC candidates are starting a PADI IE (Instructor Exam) today and I was busy.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th June, 2015

The Imperial Boathouse in Choengmon this morning, just after the rain showers

Yesterday saw some sunshine during the morning but the afternoon saw some showers move in and at 4am we had the first serious shower of the day, it rained hard for about an hour. There was more rain during the night and this morning at 6am there was a real storm and some hard rain. Max temp still reached 33.7C

The forecast is looking worse each day, this morning we see an increase of wind over next week, Wednesday and Thursday particularly look like they may have some stormy weather. Expect the fishing boats to come inside the Samui bays next week and also expect a fair amount of rain.

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Camille

Friday, 19 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning, with a variety of clear white clouds to dark grey clouds but there are also blue spots in the sky. Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th June, 2015

One of the unexpected encounters you can have on Koh Samui's roads, a water buffalo! This one I encountered in Ban Bang Khao near the beach

Yesterday saw a cloudy day all day long, although the sun peeked through the cloud cover a few times before noon. It stayed dry in our North Eastern corner of the island but other parts of Koh Samui may have experienced some rain. Max temp reached 30.6C

The forecast looks worse as of this morning, with even stronger wind next week between Tuesday and Friday. Come next weekend the wind should disappear but there's always the chance of encountering a tropical shower.

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Camille

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui but not grey cloudy anymore but the sun is actually peeking through some tiny holes in the cloud cover. Current temp at 7am is a cool 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th June, 2015

Silver Beach in Lamai yesterday, in-between rain showers

Yesterday saw a cloudy but dry day until around 2pm when a long and hard rain shower broke loose over the island. It rained and drizzled till into the evening. Max temp still reached 31.5C

The forecast has changed again, the nice and easy weather predicted yesterday is gone and we can be facing some hard wind and rain again after the weekend. fairly cloudy skies and tropical showers are very likely.

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Camille

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th June, 2015

Today's weather;

There's a solid cloud over over Koh Samui this morning, with seemingly no intention to leave today. Current temp at 7am is 26.6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th June, 2015

Silver beach in Lamai yesterday, nice and quiet

Yesterday saw all day long a cloudy day with a very light rain shower towards the end of the daylight day. Max temp reached 30.5C

The forecast predicts hard win and some rain later during the afternoon and evening and come Friday it should be less cloudy, Chances of tropical showers are still abound all the time throughout June.

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Camille

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and it doesn't look like the sun will break through any time soon today, I would rather expect a shower or two. Current temp at 7am is 26.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2015

Fire show at the beach of Four Seasons Koh Samui

Yesterday saw overcast all day long with a serious shower around 4pm and other parts of the island may have had more showers. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast predicts overcast for the next ten days with some very strong wind this afternoon and all day tomorrow accompanied by rain. The rest of the ten day period should be seeing less rain but still with the option of a tropical shower here and there.

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Camille

Monday, 15 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th June, 2015

Today's weather;

This morning we have some heavy cloud cover over Koh Samui and it doesn't look like the sun will break through anytime soon today. I would expect some rain instead but at the moment it's still dry at our North Eastern corner of the island. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th June, 2015

Food stands at the Sunday BBQ dinner on the beach at Four Seasons Koh Samui, which we attended yesterday and it was very delicious. 

Yesterday saw mostly a cloudy day although during the morning the sun broke through a few times. The afternoon saw solid cloud cover though and the wind picked up a bit. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast predicts heavy cloud cover for the next ten days with the wind picking up and reaching it's peak this Wednesday. By Friday the wind should have eased completely again and besides today, where rain is predicted, chances of the typical June tropical showers should be rather slim.

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, 14 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th June, 2015

Today's weather;

There's a thin cloud layer over Koh Samui that looks like the sun may burn it away once it starts to heat up. Current temp at 7am is 28C

The current PADI IDC for June on Koh Samui has reached the half way mark today.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th June, 2015

The light curve in the road near our house in Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a cloudy but dry day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32.8C

The forecast predicts cloudy skies until next Sunday with a strong wind, peaking on Thursday and hopefully after the weekend it starts to become sunnier again. Chances of a tropical shower are always an option in June but according to today's forecast are not that likely, in contrast to yesterday's forecast. It changes and fluctuates all the time.

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Camille

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th June, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is covered by a good cloud layer and it doesn't look like the sun is about to break through soon. Right now it doesn't really look like rain either, but that could change later in the day. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th June, 2015

The road going through Bang Rak, picture taken from the Hyperbaric Chamber, where I'm currently  conducting a PADI IDC

Yesterday saw a mostly dry day around the island during the daytime, although some parts of the island may have experienced some tropical showers during the day time. During the early evening also our part of the island had some rain and the wind did pick up. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast predicts heavy cloud cover for the next ten days with a few showers between tomorrow and Tuesday and the wind is picking up with a very strong wind from Wednesday through Friday.

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Camille

Friday, 12 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui, once more. It seems like a thin cloud layer and I won't be surprised if the sun will burn this cloud layer off later today, Current temp at 7am is 27.6C

The current June PADI IDC on Koh Samui is now in it's third day and in full swing!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th June, 2015

Found this picture from January, the 'Academy of Alchemy', a small bar near Ban Namuang waterfall

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning an once more a sunny and warm afternoon. Max temp reached 33.7C

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies and rain tomorrow and Monday, with tropical showers always being an option during this month.

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Camille

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning over Koh Samui, with more clouds than sun at the moment. Going by previous days, that might change soon enough. Current temp at 7am is already 30.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th June, 2015

Construction was underway a month ago at Big Buddha, I need to go up to the statue again and check the progress. Still a nice view over Bang Rak bay

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning but a sunny and very hot afternoon, with lovely blue skies. Max temp reached 33.9C
There a tiny bit of rain on some parts of the island, but where I was it remained dry all day long.

The forecast predicts heavier could cover, especially starting over the weekend with more chances of tropical showers.

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, 10 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th June, 2015

Today's weather;

There's plenty of overcast this morning around Koh Samui and currently with no sun in sight! Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th June, 2015

An aerial view of Hin Ta Hin Yai in Lamai

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning but around noon the sun broke through and we had blue skies all afternoon long. It became very hot because of that and max temp reached 34.8C

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies for the next ten days with plenty of chances of tropical showers.

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Camille

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy again today around Koh Samui, although there are a few blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th June, 2015Maenam

In Maenam but this can be observed around the island and in all of the country, passengers in the back of a pick up truck. Can you imagine the carnage and damage done if the pick ups are involved in an accident with passengers on the back

Yesterday saw all day long overcast. Max temp reached 31.9C

The forecast fluctuates little bits, it's mostly overcast for the next ten days with occasional tropical showers being an option at most days.

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Camille

Monday, 8 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th June, 2015

Today's weather;

This morning sees overcast over Koh Samui shores. Let's see if it will rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 26.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th June, 2015

Coming home for the second time in three days time, Friday from the Philippines and yesterday from Phuket

Yesterday saw a dry and fairly sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34.6C

The forecast does predict rain today and cloudy skies for the next ten days with some hard rain supposedly next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Camille

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks like a hot day is in the making on Koh Samui under a hazy sky but with sunshine. Current temp at 10am is already 31.1C

The reason for the late update is my participation in the 10th Phuket Laguna Marathon where I ran the half marathon. My 3rd best time ever to date in half marathon but ti was very tough, hot and humid, not an easy race at all. I finished in 1:56'57.9 with a 5'32 pace. Not bad considering my preparation was not the best at all, with all the travelling I did over last week.
Anyway, it's sunny on Phuket and the current temp at 10am is 31.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th June, 2015

Koh Samui airport, arrivals as seen from the plane yesterday

Yesterday saw a dry and mostly sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th June, 2015

Wat Phra Nang San, Thalang, Phuket yesterday evening, passing it on the search for a 7-11

The forecast shows some thick cloud cover for the next couple of days with some rain tomorrow morning, come Thursday the sun should return. Next weekend might see some more clouds 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

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

Since I just got back from a trip in the Philippines, with two night in Manila, here's a Food on wheels; Manila food carts addition to the Food on Wheels series.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

First a general update and a bit of personal observation; the majority of the Philippine population seems to be a poorer compared to the average Thai population. The food on wheels in Manila was merely push carts or bicycle carts but not that many carts with a motorbike, which is common in Thailand.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

The pictures I took in the Ermita area of the Philippine metropolis clearly show this. There's only one motorized vehicle in these pictures and hat's what the average in Manila probably is.
Above and below you can see samples of bicycle carts, a common sight in the Philippines.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

On the other hand, there were tons of small carts all over the place, selling local goodies or more familiar goods, like fruits or as can be seen above, corn on a stick. There's a wide variety of food on offer in the streets of Manila.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

This pushcart pictured above was loaded with coconuts, very refreshing in the dirty, hot and busy streets of the metropolis. In Tagalog (the official Philippine language), they also have 'buko', which is coconut juice, also very nice and refreshing.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

Hope you enjoyed this addition to my 'Food on Wheels' series, an international addition this week, which shows once more the variety and ingenuity of the local population(s) to adapt to the local circumstances and keep this Asian street food scene going.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui this morning with just a few blue sky parts to be spotted. Current temp at 7am is 27.9C

It's good to be back home again, but I will make my way to Phuket this morning, for my 4th participation in the half marathon of the by now 10th Phuket Laguna Marathon. Here I ran my first half marathon, tomorrow will be my 11th in a race setting.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th June, 2015

Final approach to Koh Samui, view over Haad Rin, the Full Moon Party beach on Koh Phangan

Yesterday saw a nice, partially cloudy and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33.8C

The forecast shows an increase in cloudy skies over the next ten days with still the possibility of an occasional tropical showers.

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, 5 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th June, 2015

Today's weather;

Blue skies over Koh Samui this morning but thick cloud covers are waiting over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Right now I'm at NAIA, Manila airport, Terminal 2, waiting for my Bangkok bound flight to board. It's nice and sunny here with a current temp at 8am local time of 30.9C

The reason I stayed in Manila for two nights was a PADI Instructor Development Update, which I attended yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th June, 2015

An old and abandoned coconut truck in Ban Bang Kao

Yesterday saw a dry and sunny day around Koh Samui and it was fairly warm with a max temp of 32.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th June, 2015

Seaside walking and running promenade at Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines

The forecast predicts fairly sunny skies with an exception from Sunday through Tuesday when we may see some more clouds and possibly some rain, especially Sunday to Monday night.

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, 4 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks really nice around Koh Samui skies this morning, with mostly blue skies and a few scattered clouds. Current temp at 6.40am is 27.1C

This morning I find myself back at a conference room at the Intercontinental hotel in Makati, Manila, Philippines for a PADI Instructor Development update. It's nice and sunny here in Manila, with a few scattered clouds. Current temp at 7.40am local time is 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2015

A seven headed snake at the bottom of the stairs at Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a nice, warm and dry day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2015

Manila street scene, a notary typing up legal papers on a real traditional type writer

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days. In general it's sunny but some days may b a bit more cloudier and the occasional tropical shower is always an option throughout June. 

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, 3 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd June, 2015

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning, with the sun trying hard to peek through. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

This morning I find myself back at Dumaguete airport, which is actually near Sibulan in the Philippines, waiting for a flight to Manila, where I will stay for two nights and than it's off, back home to Samui again. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C under a cloudy sky.

Yesterday my candidates were successful at the Dauin PADI IE and both passed all exams.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd June, 2015

New and modern entrance at Hin Ta Hin Yai in Lamai

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd June, 2015

Dumaguete boulevard early morning, plenty of joggers, runners and other fitness seekers

The forecast didn't change much, for the next ten days maybe a few more clouds each day but there should be enough sun for sun lovers to be happy but be aware of the chance for tropical showers around the island.

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, 2 June 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd June, 2015

Today's weather;

There are a few clouds over Koh Samui but also plenty of blue sky to enjoy. Current temp at 10am on Koh Samui is 31.4C

It's a late update, due to bad internet connection down here in Dauin in the Philippines but we are enjoying a nice blue sky here with a current temp at 11am local time of 32.5C and a light breeze to keep it cool.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd June, 2015

View from a hill near Kamalaya resort

Yesterday saw a very hot day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 35.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd June, 2015

The famous sign of Dumaguete in the Philippines at the local boulevard, not too far away from our hotel

The forecast for Samui island is looking fairly good. Some cloud cover is drifting in and out over the island and chances of tropical showers are becoming less.

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, 1 June 2015

Welcome to June 2015

It's a warm 'Welcome to June 2015'. The beginning of a new month and a typical June on Koh Samui will see a fairly nice month which should give you enough sunshine, despite a monsoon or rainy season going on in parts of Thailand. Koh Samui is however outside of the main rainy season area, you may get some tropical showers throughout the month though.

Welcome to June 2015

A 'Yak' statue at the entrance to Wat Lamai

Like last year, I should be home for the duration of this month, except for the week. Next Sunday, 7th June, I will run for the 4th time the Phuket Laguna half marathon, almost immediately followed by a PADI IDC on Koh Samui, starting 10th June.
It will be good to spend time at home 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

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st June, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is looking very blue and nice and another hot day seems to be in the making. There are cloud formations straight off the beaches and coast of Samui though. Current temp at 7am is 28.8C

Right now I'm in Dauin, where the June 2015 PADI IE just got underway for my two PADI IDC candidates from the May 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines. However, we're based in Dumaguete, where there's a partially blue sky, with a few clouds in it. Current temp at 8am local time is 31.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st June, 2015

Buddhist statues, brought in by local people at Wat Kunaram, famous for it's mummified monk

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day with a max temp of 33.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st June, 2015

Campus entrance of Silliman Uni in Dumaguete, Philippines, founded in 1901

The forecast predicts mainly blue skies with some partial cloud cover except for Wednesday and Thursday morning, where there may be heavy clouds and showers. All other days you may experience a tropical 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