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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Goodbye to September 2015

It's time to say 'Goodbye to September 2015' and let's immediately discuss the weather during this month; It wasn't great. Especially the beginning of the month saw a some rainy and windy days, with the wind being so forceful that small boat traffic for diving and snorkeling was cancelled for a few days.
Luckily the end of the month was better and we had a few nice and sunny days, although an occasional tropical shower was sometimes part of this as well.

For September in general I would expect better weather though, so at best it was a mediocre September for Koh Samui standards.

Goodbye to September 2015


All month I was at home on the island, which is good, so I can spend time with the family. All of net month will be spend at home as well.
There was the very well organized and enjoyable Kamalaya run this month and we visited a few restaurant, mostly small, local Thai restaurants.

Let's look forward to the October 2015 version, the start of the month looks promising with nice weather ahead of us!

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Man from Wellington, New Zealand is missing after visit to Koh Samui

Update 30th September, the father has been found and has arrived safely in New Zealand
Thanks for your attention
Please check this link for the news that he was found

A local news paper from Wellington in New Zealand reported that a man from Wellington, New Zealand is missing after visit to Koh Samui. For the original link to the article, please follow this link.
According to the article the Koh Samui Tourist Police were unable to provide any details overnight.

"Police are now making enquiries into the whereabouts of a Wellington man missing in Thailand whose teen daughter is pleading for help to find him.

Andrew Missen, a designer who has created furniture for iconic Wellington eateries, failed to return to New Zealand after a trip to the Thai island of Ko Samui.

His family hasn't heard from him for more than 10 days.

His 15-year-old daughter, Teal Edwards-Missen, has made a public plea for information on Facebook:

"My dad, Andrew Missen, has gone missing in Ko Samui an island off Bangkok in Thailand. No one in our family has heard from him in over 10 days," she wrote.

"He's supposed to have arrived back in New Zealand but he never arrived at the airport in Thailand. Attached is a photo of him, please please please share this for me, he's my best friend and we're all so worried."

Man from Wellington, New Zealand is missing after visit to Koh Samui

A picture of the missing person: Andrew Missen

If you know anything about Andrew Missen or have seen him, contact his daughters Facebook page, her name is Teal Edwards-Missen or the local Tourist Police.

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui but it's a fairly thin cloud layer and there are blue spots in the sky as well. It will most likely clear up during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C

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


Yesterday saw a nice and mostly sunny day with partial cloud cover over Koh Samui with a nice cool breeze. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days with mostly partially clouded to sunny skies and possibly some rain net Sunday. From next Wednesday we should see very sunny skies. 

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam


Recently we visit the sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam on a regular base.

The sheep farm is a great trip to make with your children in this very child friendly sheep farm! We mainly go for the hydroponics (a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only, or in an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel) and buy various sorts of green salad!

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

An overview over the sheep farm

The sheep farm has obviously a few sheep running around, but also a few goats and some rabbits. For children a great day out, with plenty of opportunities to interact with the animals, feed them and play at the various playgrounds at site.

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

Some of the hydroponics

The sheep farm is literally surrounded by hydroponics, the main attraction for us. Currently one kilo of mixed salad greens or hydroponic produce costs as little as 120.-THB. A very good deal indeed and we can make 3 large salads out of this. Which we do on a regular base now. A healthy food choice as well!
When you wander through the hydroponics part it almost feels as the greenhouses in the Netherlands but without the glass.

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

More hydroponic produce

There's also a restaurant on the premises at the sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam, where you can order drinks and various great salads. It's a nice place to kick back, relax and keep an eye out on the kids or the young ones can play with toys and a small playground at the restaurant.
The restaurant can also be used for birthday parties of your little ones!

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

The sheep pen

The prices are very decent, 40.-THB for a child and 80.-THB for an adult to visit the sheep and other animals and use the facilities and playground within the farm grounds.

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

A view on the restaurant

The location of the sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam is fairly easy to find, at the traffic lights in Maenam at Soi 4, turn away from the ocean, towards Wat Maenam and just before the Wat or temple entrance, you hang a left and follow the road until you arrive at the sheep farm after about a kilometer at most.

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

Inside the restaurant

There are excellent posts along the side of the road, guiding you to the sheep farm. Very easy to follow. Once you find this, you can find your way back to the main ring road via various different ways that lead to Maenam Soi 3 and 2.

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

The entrance price list to the sheep farm

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

A very child friendly toilet door

Sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam

There's even a small Dutch touch to the sheep farm!

Visit the sheep and hydroponics farm in Maenam Facebook page for additional information. It comes highly recommended by me and it's a great day out with and for the kids!

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy with a few blue spots in the sky over Koh Samui this morning, but the cloud layer is thin and I expect the sun to eventually burn some holes in the cloud layer, although that may take a few hours and it should stay dry. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C

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

On top of Khow Tanim, the mountain near Baan Namuang, you can see two statues that resemble the statues at the Magic Garden. There's no signage or anything but since they're on opposite sides of the road, it almost looks like a gateway to the Magic Garden.

Yesterday saw a sunny day, much better than expected with a shower around 9pm. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows the last bits of wind for today, as of tomorrow we should have partially clouded skies and mostly dry days with some serious sunny days after next weekend.

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Monday, 28 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui, with a few blue spots and the cloud cover varying in thickness and a color range from white to dark grey. There's a strong win and I expect a shower or two today. Current temp at 7am is 26.1C

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

The building where the mummified monk is housed at Wat Kiri Wongkaram in Baan Taling Ngaam

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day all day long. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is looking fairly good for the net ten days, a mi of cloudy and sunny skies with occasionally (hopefully) an evening shower tomorrow and next weekend.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

We have a lovely blue sky with a few scattered, thin clouds in it this morning over Koh Samui. When you're close the coast you may feel a nice breeze and during the evening we may possibly see a shower. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

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

Fresh seafood at the Plai Laem market

Yesterday saw a lovely and sunny morning and early afternoon with clouds moving in later during the afternoon and offering us a shower around 4pm. Ma temp reached 33C

The forecast is looking good, still some clouds and a breeze tomorrow but after that it should be nice and sunnier with possibly some rain net Sunday.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

There's a partially cloudy sky over Koh Samui this morning but the sun is coming out in full force at the moment and I expect it to be nice, sunny and warm today. Current temp at 7am is 27.1C

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

The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day and it as warm during the day tiem, However, the late afternoon saw some heavy clouds move in and we had a shower around 5.30pm. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast keeps changing almost on a daily base at the moment, a nice breeze can be expected until Wednesday, mixed with sunny moment, cloudy skies and occasionally some rain. after that it should be sunnier and next weekend there may be some rain again. WE'll see how this will pan out.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue and clear sky is hanging over Koh Samui, with a few cloud formation inland. It looks like it's going to be a nice and warm day. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

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

Early morning at Bang Rak bay, all the haze is gone with a great view on Koh Phangan (this is not Phangan on the picture!)

Yesterday saw a very nice and warm day with blue skies all around and the haze is gone! There was a nice breeze coming in andi t was warm! Max temp reached 33C

The forecast looks good, mostly sunny skies, possibly with some clouds and a nice breeze until after the weekend. During the weekend there may eb a shower but other than that it looks like there will be no rain.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

Due to a computer problem yesterday, there was no update yesterday. So here we go today! 
It's cloudy with some blue spots over Koh Samui. The afternoon may see some light rain. Current temp at 7am is 25.4C

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

Wat Plai Laem, the main bot

Yesterday was a cloudy day and still with a bit of haze and some parts of the island may have experienced some rain. Three days ago I couldn't see Koh Phangan from Samui, two days I could just about make Phangan out and yesterday I could see it, although it still was a bit hazy. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts an increase in wind until Tuesday with clouds and possibly some rain, after that it should ease up a little.

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

Yesterday my computer was down all day long (it's already 24th September now), hence there was no update. Please check today's update, to be published soon.

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


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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and hazy on top of that. It looks like it may stay cloudy today. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

According to Wikipedia, info about the haze;  
"The 2015 Southeast Asian haze is part of the Southeast Asian haze-series (2005-2015), a longterm crisis better source needed] which happens roughly every 2 years in summer and fall. The 2015 event is affecting several countries in Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Indonesia (especially the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan), Malaysia, Singapore and Southern Thailand. It is caused by forest fires due to the combination of illegal slash-and-burn practices and annual dry season in the Indonesian provinces of Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan."

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

Old style gas station in Baan Namuang

Yesterday saw a cloudless day but it was very hazy all day long and warm! See the explanation about the haze above. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast changed drastically overnight. Cloudy days are back and wind and rain can be expected from Thursday evening onward until Monday night. It looked so promising yesterday but it's gone all to smithereens again.

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Monday, 21 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up this morning over Koh Samui. It's still a bit hazy but once the sun heats up enough, it will be nice, blue and sunny! Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

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

The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem under sunny skies again

Yesterday saw a very nice warm and sunny day with a max temp of 33C

The forecast is looking for the next ten days with mostly sunny days and a very rare occasional shower.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

The blue is back in the sky over Koh Samui, it's still a bit hazy but it sure looks good again! I expect it to stay like this today and it most likely will get fairly warm, compared to the previous days. Current temp at 8am is 29.4C
Juts got back from my long slow Sunday morning run.

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

Monks at Big Buddha yesterday, enjoying the sun

Yesterday saw a change in the weather and although we didn't have blue skies, we had the sun back in a hazy sky and immediately it was a lot warmer than the previous, rainy days. Max temp reached 30.8C

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days, occasionally a bit of a breeze and plenty of sunny skies coming our way!

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Camille

Saturday, 19 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and grey again this morning over Koh Samui but small patches of hazy blue can be spotted in the sky and I expect it to clear up later today, during the afternoon although some parts of the island may also see some rain. Current temp at 7am is 26.4C

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

At Wat Plai Laem this morning

Yesterday didn't turn out as expected, instead of the sky opening up for some sunshine, it turned more greyish and around noon there was a short tropical shower with more drizzle afterwards for a prolonged period. Not all parts of the island had rain or showers though. The wind subsided a lot as well and because of this various dive and snorkel boats went out again with an almost flat ocean. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast is looking bright, the next ten days should be a fairly sunny and there's not a lot of rain predicted, so enjoy! Time to hit the beaches again.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and grey around Koh Samui this morning but dry at the moment and I expect the cloud layer to ease up during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

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

A rainy Fisherman's Village yesterday

Yesterday saw a grey and wet day all day long. The whole day there was a drizzle or light rain, varying in strength throughout the day and changing from location to location on the island. The predicted strong wind was surprisingly completely absent. Max temp reached 28C

The forecast shows that tropical storm Vamco has passed and better weather patterns can be expected soon. Tomorrow may still see some rain but Sunday should see a return of sunnier skies and next weekend should be really nice and sunny.

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Camille

Thursday, 17 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

This morning it's cloudy over Koh Samui, as expected, but not the triple layer clouds with very strong wind, just a 'normal' cloud layer and since 4am, when I woke up, no wind to speak of. It's going to remain cloudy and the wind may pick up again and I will not be surprised if we have some rain today as well. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

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

A cloudy sky yesterday near Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a heavily clouded sky all day long over Koh Samui, with strong wind and rain showers shortly before noon and around 6pm. Since Monday no dive and/or snorkel boats have been going out, but the ferries between Koh Samui - Koh Phangan - Koh Tao and Koh Samui and the mainland have not been interrupted.  Max temp reached 28C, nice and cool.

The forecast predicts the wind and rain of tropical storm Vamco to wind down tomorrow and come Sunday we may get the first sunbeams again, with hot and sunny days come the weekend after that.
Time to start looking for that sun lotion again.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It may come as no surprise if I tell you that there are heavy cloud layers over Koh Samui this morning with a very strong wind blowing. It is still dry but I do expect rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

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

Yesterday's sky near Nathon, a storm was brewing all day long

Yesterday saw heavy cloud layers all day long, a strong wind blowing and occasionally a drizzle. It wasn't until 6pm that we had the first strong rain in our corner of the island. All night long there was a very strong wind. Max temp barely reached 30C

The forecast sees tropical storm Vamco slowly easing up tomorrow and come Friday the wind should be more or less gone. After this weekend we can expect the sun to return.

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Camille

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's grey, it's cloudy and the overcast is going to give us rain over Koh Samui during the day. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

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

Deserted property complex in Plai Laem, one of the early property plans in the early century change, this one didn't work out

Yesterday saw a cloudy and windy day and there was a bit of  drizzle and some rain pending on which part of the island you were. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts of very strong wind and rain, a result of the tropical storm Vamco, and Samui will have to endure the fall out. Over the weekend it will clear up again, the wind will slow down and we get some sunshine back.

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Monday, 14 September 2015

Kamalaya Charity Run

Yesterday the first Kamalaya Charity run took place at the Baan Namuang sports stadium. We were lucky with the weather, it was partially cloudy and actually very hot and humid. This didn't make the running any easier!

Kamalaya Charity Run

Before the start with my son

The race was very well organized, with around 500 participants it was nice and not too crowded and the organizers thought of everything, like drinks, food after the race, including cold, fresh coconuts, toilets and even kilometer markers at the race.

Kamalaya Charity Run

The route

At the route there was almost no traffic, in this Southern part of the island and the one time we crossed onto the main road, police officers had everything under control. There were also enough water stations along the route, which was needed with this humid and hot weather.
The 10km route was also very hilly, a real challenge.
I am recovering from a hamstring injury and couldn't run at full throttle but still managed a 54'56.9 time over 10.13km, which I was happy with, considering the circumstances, I was most pleased that my hamstring held through.
In typical Thai fashion though, the start was delayed by 18 minutes, in my opinion the only minor downside on this otherwise great race.

Kamalaya Charity Run

Passing the finish line

It was a good event and I do hope the Kamalaya Resort will keep this event on Koh Samui's race calendar for the coming years. It's good to run in a different part of the island and as I already mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, it was well organized.

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is under a heavy cloud layer this morning with some grey clouds looming over the ocean and a nice breeze. Most likely it will remain mostly cloudy but dry all day long. Current temp at 7am is 26.4C

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

A close up of the Laem Sor Pagoda

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day under a partly clouded sky. Some more clouds moved in during the afternoon but it stayed dry and we had a max temp of 33C

The forecast predicts a very strong wind over the next three days and rain over the next four days. Next weekend it start to ease up again and after next weekend we may have a couple of sunny days coming up.

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Camille

Sunday, 13 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

A very late update this morning due to me participating in the Kamalaya Charity run early this morning. A very nice and well organized running event.

The weather is nice, there's a lot of blue in the sky over Koh Samui laced with some clouds. It looks like it may stay like that for the day. Current temp at 11am is 31C

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

Sunday morning game of football at Baan Namuang stadium

Yesterday saw a rather unexpected very nice and very sunny day around Koh Samui. Around midnight  there was thunder and lightning. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast didn't change that much, Tuesday through Thursday strong wind and lots of rain and next Sunday it should clear up again.

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Camille

Saturday, 12 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

We have a very nice and sunny sky this morning over Koh Samui with juts a few scattered clouds in it. I do expect clouds to take over later in the day though. Current temp at 7am is 28C 

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

Bang Rak bay yesterday morning just before the sun broke through

Yesterday saw to my big surprise a very nice and sunny morning with blue skies, way into the afternoon. Around 3pm clouds started to move in and around 5pm there was a very strong wind blowing. Some parts of the island may have experienced some rain. Max temp reached 33C

Don't forget the 1st Kamalaya charity run at the Namuang stadium tomorrow with a 7am start.

The forecast predicts heavy cloud cover until next Sunday, when it may clear up again. Expect strong wind between Tuesday and Thursday with plenty of rain

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Camille

Friday, 11 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy with a few isolated blue spots over Koh Samui this morning. I don't expect any rain today but it looks like the clouds will keep the upper hand. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

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

The spirit house area near Chaweng has been cleaned up and only the main three spirit houses remain 

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day and it remained dry until the late afternoon/early evening when we had a few drizzles in our neighborhood. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts an easing up of the clouds over the weekend but as Monday wind and clouds move in again. Between Wednesday and Friday expect very strong wind with lots of rain and next weekend things should be a lot nicer again.

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Camille

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Kamalaya Charity Run is coming up Sunday 13th September

The Kamalaya Charity Run is coming up Sunday 13th September, that is this coming Sunday!
At 7am at the Namuang stadium in Baan Namuang, the start will take place for the 10km run and ten minutes later the 3km fun run will take place.
You can still sign up from 6am onward at the start location this Sunday and the participation fee is 350.-THB which will give you a t-shirt, a finishers medal in each category.

Kamalaya Charity Run is coming up Sunday 13th September

The 10km race is a challenging route, with some , party steep hilly parts in it and with some great views.
Looking forward seeing you there this coming Sunday. Due to a hamstring injury, I will only participate in the 3km fun run.

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui this morning and still dry. I do expect rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 24.9C

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

Rock formations at Hin Ta Hin Yai in Lamai

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning, followed by a bit of sunshine later during the afternoon and around 6pm we had a bit of a drizzle. At times there was strong wind around the island. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows mainly clouded skies, although there will be a few sunny moments, possibly over the weekend and early next week. Mid next week there's strong wind and rain predicted.

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Camille

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

A fairly strong wind that keeps things cool and a hazy sky are ruling over Koh Samui this morning. The sun may burn off the haziness but I'm not sure if the clouds can be beat today. Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

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

This is near Bang Po and just behind the green is the ocean. It's becoming more and more difficult around Koh Samui to find direct access to beaches, since most of the Samui coast line is already fully build, thus preventing direct access to the public beaches.

Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day with a strong breeze coming up throughout the day, all the snorkel and dive boats had a rough day. In the evening around 8pm there was a thunder and lightning and we had a black out at our area just after 9pm for a few hours. Max temp reached 32.3C

The forecast remains more or less the same as yesterday, more clouds coming Koh Samui's way over the next ten days with rain tomorrow and on Friday. After the weekend the wind will pick up and there's a lot more chance of rain.

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Camille

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's a bit of a mixed bag this morning over Koh Samui, plenty of clouds, including big ones combined with a few blue spots and the wind has picked up. I expect more clouds today and it should stay dry. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

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

The beach near Ban Bang Khao in the southern part of the island

Yesterday saw a very nice, sunny and warm day all day long. Lovely blue skies all around. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast has changed again a bit and unfortunately not for the better. The next ten days should be mostly cloudy with an increase in wind blowing in and Thursday may see some hard late afternoon rain. After the weekend the ind should increase even a bit more and as of next Tuesday we may see a fair bit of rain.

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Camille

Monday, 7 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay sunny all day long. There are some clouds in the sky but I don't expect any rain today or that the clouds will take over. Current temp at 7am is 26C

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

Wat Si Thaweep in Nathon, a nice and quiet temple just before you enter Nathon on your left hand, coming from Maenam. This structure is a bit hidden in the back of the temple

Yesterday saw a sunny and dry day with some clouds in the sky. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast has changed overnight and the next ten days we can expect stronger winds coming Samui ways, with rain on Wednesday and Thursday and cloudy skies as of Wednesday. Today and tomorrow it should still be sunny.

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Camille

Sunday, 6 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's already 8am and a bit overtime for the daily update because I ran a very long early morning run. It's a hazy kind of blue sky over Koh Samui, laced with some clouds this morning. Most likely it will remain sunny today. Current temp at 8am is 29.4C

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

A beautifully preserved old style Hainan house in Nathon

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day with only some heavier clouds moving in during the later afternoon. Max temp reached 33.4C

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days, sunnier skies are coming our way with occasionally a nice breeze and/or a tropical shower.

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Camille

Saturday, 5 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's hazy this morning over Koh Samui and the sun is working hard trying to break up the clouds. It could be fairly cloudy though today. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

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

End of the school week and start of the weekend at Bophud school yesterday afternoon. In the background are the small food stalls, that have been allowed to move inside the school premises instead of the walkway net to the right. This increased safety and is a smart move by the school. Each Friday the walking street takes place in Bophud/Fishermans's Village and the school's open space area turns into a parking lot for the market which is across the school

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny morning with some threatening clouds looming inland and at parts of the island along the coast. At various times during the day, different parts of the island may have encountered tropical storms. I encountered a tropical storm whilst having lunch in Maenam at Djeh Mui, whilst is was sunny and blue skies at other parts of the island. Later during the day, we had some rain near our house, followed by some sunhsine. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts sunnier skies after the weekend until next weekend with an increase in wind and an occasional tropical shower.

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Camille

Friday, 4 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

Once more it's a cloudy morning around Koh Samui but there are some blue spots in the sky, although they are small openings. Most likely it will remain mostly cloudy today. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

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

One of the two new gates that are being erected at Maenam, at the area of the weekly walking street

Yesterday saw a cloudy day all day long around Koh Samui with a couple of showers, varying in strengths at various parts of the island. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts a bit more sunshine after the weekend but the wind will also pick a little bit.

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Camille

Thursday, 3 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui and most likely it will remain cloudy for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 26.6C

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

Sunny view over Big Buddha yesterday

Yesterday saw a very nice and sunny day all day long around Koh Samui. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts more sunny days, especially after the weekend and a remote change of a tropical shower.

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Camille

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui but there are small blue pockets in the sky. I expect more sunshine later today. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

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

Chaweng beach road, looking North near Poppies resort

Yesterday saw dark skies and a strong wind early morning and it remained mostly cloudy. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast looks a lot nicer compared to previous days, there will be a lot more sunshine coming our way over the next ten days and chances of tropical showers have almost completely gone. Enjoy this batch of nice weather that's coming up!

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Camille

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Welcome to September 2015

Indeed, welcome to September 2015 under a cloud cover. Not the typical September weather that one would expect to reign over Koh Samui at this time of the year, but the 2015 version of August was also out of sync this year compared to most other recorded years by me.

Welcome to September 2015


A typical September would be an extension of the nice and sunny weather that August has, but the forecast for the first tend days of this month are not looking too hopeful. We may have some sunshine  coming our way but it's mainly cloud cover that's predicted, including occasional tropical showers.

One thing I'm looking forward to this month will be the Kamalaya charity run this coming 13th September, a Sunday, at the Namuang stadium. See you there!

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

There's a heavily clouded sky over Koh Samui this morning with a bit of a breeze. Just after my morning run, at 6am it started to drizzle for a while, it's dry now, an hour later but there maywell be some more rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

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


Yesterday saw a hazy blue sky straight after I posted that I thought it would remain cloudy all day long. It was hazy indeed however, all day long and around 7pm we had a tropical shower. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast for the next ten days is mostly cloudy with chances of tropical showers and after next weekend an increase in wind.

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Camille