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Monday, 30 November 2015

Goodbye to November 2015

It's time to say Goodbye to November 2015. It's been a month during which Koh Samui was very much under the spell of the monsoon or the rainy season. 
It rained almost non stop all month long, there were not that many days during which there was no rain. Hopefully the ground water reservoirs have been stocked up again, so during the coming drier season, there will be enough water to deal with the ever increasing demand.
This November was like how a typical Koh Samui November should be, with lots of rain and the occasional flash flood. Due to the new drainage system around the island, the flash floods don't turn in to two day or two week floods anymore but typically are gone within a maximum of two hours and most of the time even faster.

Goodbye to November 2015

The 'Meh Guanyin' statue at Wat Plai Laem

For me personally it was a busy month with lots of work outside of Koh Samui, first I conducted a PADI IDC in Khao Lak and currently I'm doing the same in Moalboal in the Philippines. I'm on the last day of the IDC course here, with the PADI IE and Instructor Specialty training still coming up.

This month I also managed to get a lot of running done, with the first three weekends of the month being filled with races, one half marathon in Surat Thani and two 10km races on Phuket on consecutive weekends.

It's time to close this month now and look forward to the next and also the last month of this year, December 2015. Midway through the month I should be back home again, to enjoy the festive season surrounded by my family and the familiar shores of Koh Samui!

Thanks for checking in this month and I'm looking forward to seeing you all next month again!

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

Today's weather;

It's very cloudy but dry over Koh Samui this early in the morning. It seems that this will stay a dry day with maybe some light rain during the morning. Current temp at 8am is 26C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines where I am on the last day of the current PADI IDC here, it's nice and sunny and we have a nice blue sky here with a current temp at 9am local time of 28C

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

Fisherman's boats near Big Buddha

Yesterday saw lots of rain around Koh Samui but during the afternoon it turned dry. Max temp reached 31C

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

My breakfast location at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts cloudy skies for Wednesday and Thursday but other days should have sunshine although rain may be expected on each day, varying from light rain to tropical showers. The rainy season has not yet left yet!

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines

It's been a while since I posted on the Food on Wheels series, but we're back again with a new blog; Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines, which is near Moalboal.
The lack of new updates is mostly due to the fact that it becomes more difficult to find original and/or new ideas on how to use the food on wheels option.
It's easy to post every month the same pictures over and over again, from a fruit seller for instance on his motorbike, but I rather look for something new or refreshing.

Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines

A very small version of a Food on Wheels vehicle, with a small work area for the sales person, it's all condensed onto small platform

This post is possibly not exactly the most refreshing or original Food on Wheels option out here in South East Asia, but it's the first deep frying sales person I see in the Philippines, hence, it was time to take pictures and post here.

Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines

Only 4 or 5 options to choose from

There are only 4 or 5 things for sale, all deep fried and they are cheap as well, 8.-PHP per piece. Not very healthy and not my choice (anymore) but she seemed to be doing good business.

Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines

Ngohiong and siomai are on the menu!

The few options are also new to me, ngohiong is a coconut based kind of spring roll and the siomia is very garlicy, a steamed pork dumpling (pretty well known all around South East Asia). the meatballs speak for itself, just as the korn. Fish dumplings can also be ordered.

Food on Wheels; Deepfried goodies at Panagsama Beach in the Philippines

A side view on the dumplings cooker and the other side has the frying pan

It makes me happy that I can continue with the Food on Wheels series again and I hope you enjoyed this entry and when in the Philippines, try this stuff out!

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

Today's weather;

After some hard early morning, it's dry at the moment around Koh Samui, even with a very few bleak sun rays but I expect lots more of rain today. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Here at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we had rain last night and it's cloudy this morning. Current temp at 8am local time is also 27C

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

Big Buddha during an early morning in the middle of this month

Yesterday saw a wet day around Koh Samui, with plenty of rain although probably not with the intensity that can be expected today. Max temp reached nonetheless 32C

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

In Thailand we have the 'no name' but here in the Philippines, it gets turned around into 'Name no'. A bakery shop in Moalboal. There are plenty of bakery shops all around the Philippines, which is good news, unfortunately the bread is very sweet, too much sugar is added, which prevents me from buying any goodies

The forecast heavy rain for today and rain into the late morning tomorrow, after which it should ease up with the clouds and we may enjoy some sunshine in exchange with cloudy moments and some showers. A mixed bag kinda week to come and still very much good old fashioned rainy season weather. 

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's very cloudy and windy over Koh Samui this morning and there even a few isolated blue spots. Later today I would expect rain though with the wind slightly slowing down towards the evening. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Here at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a mostly blue sky and a current temp at 8am local time of 27C

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

Chinese shop in Nathon

Yesterday saw a rainy but still fairly warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32C

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

Low tide at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts a stiff wind for tomorrow with plenty of rain but after the weekend it should clear up and we may have a couple of dry and sunnier days before next weekend becomes windy and wet again.

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Camille

Friday, 27 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The clouds moved in over Koh Samui and it's raining cats and dogs at the moment with some very heavy cloud layers to go along with this. Expect more rain today until possibly the late afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27C

At Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we are already passed the half way mark of the current PADI IDC here. It's a lovely start of the day with a nice and sunny and almost perfect blue sky. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

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

Intricate art work at the ceiling of the 'Bot' at Wat Plai Laem, a beautiful sight and well worth a visit

Yesterday saw a very nice and rather sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32C

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

The way to the ocean at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is predicting wind and rain over the weekend, as part of the storm hitting Thailand and most of the Southern Gulf region in Thailand. After the weekend the sky should start to clear up and we may have sunny days mixed with some rain showers.

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The early morning sky over Koh Samui is looking very nice with plenty of blue and the sun being out and about, this in total contrast to the weather forecast. Current temp at 7am is 27C with possibly some rain showers during the afternoon.

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a cloudy morning and it wouldn't surprise if we have some rain later today. Current temp at 8am local time is 30C

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

The Big Buddha pier in Bang Rak, where the 'Haad Rin Queen' leaves for Koh Phangan

Yesterday saw a fairly nice day around Koh Samui with a bit of sunshine and hardly any to no rain at all, pending on where you were on the island. Max temp reached 31C

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

My favorite view in Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, from the Lantaw restaurant

The forecast is looking good, although a weather warning has been issued by the Thai Meteorological Department for among others Surat Thani province, it's looking rather nice with the sun being out and about until the weekend. The predicted strong weekend storm has almost disappeared though and we just see a faint wind and a fair amount of rain that is to be expected. After the weekend it may become very nice with plenty of sunshine and an occasional shower.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Loy Kratong 2015

Today is Loy Kratong 2015 ลอยกระทง around Thailand and it's one of the biggest Buddhist events around the country.
The name can be translated as "to float a basket", and comes from the tradition of making a krathong or rather a buoyant and decorated basket, which are then floated on a river, a lake or on Koh Samui, into the ocean.

 A 'loi' (ลอย) means "to float", while krathong (กระทง) has various meanings, one of which is "a basket to be floated on water in the Loi Krathong festival". Several translations of krathong can be found, such as "floating crown", "floating boat" or "floating decoration". The traditional krathong are made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant. Modern krathongs are more often made of bread or Styrofoam. 
The advantage with bread is that it will disintegrate and can be eaten by fish. Styrofaom is a different problem altogether.

The Loy Kratong event takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the Western calendar this usually falls in November. This year it's today, next year it will be 15th November 2016.


The traditional Loy Kratong song

This is one of the few Loy Kratong celebrations during which I'm outside of the country. I've been in Khao Lak a few times during Loy Kratong, so I cloud participate in and enjoy the general local festivities. However, this year I find myself back in the Philippines, and being a Catholic country, there's no Loy Kratong to be found here.

It's always a great event to witness and if you're on Koh Samui today, enjoy your Loy Kratong 2015 event. The best place (and most busy one as well) will probably be at Chaweng Lake or Phru Chaweng. Some of the temples around the island may also have activities planned. Be prepared for heavy traffic and parking problems.

I do hope you enjoy your Loy Kratong 2015 event, where ever you are in Thailand.

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partially clouded and surprisingly it's sunny. There is however rain expected later today, around noon. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Today is Loy Kratong in Thailand, a big Buddhist celebration and an event that has the whole population involved around the country, floating their 'Kratongs'.

Here in Moalboal in the Philippines, we also have a partially clouded sky here with some nice sunshine. Current temp here at 8am local time 27C

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

Reclining Buddha at Big Buddha, a location where many locals make 'merit'

Yesterday saw a rainy day around Koh Samui with some dry moments during the afternoon and in the Plai Laem area there was a scheduled power cut between 9am and 5pm! Max temp reached 31C

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

Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, yesterday early morning, view over the ocean

The forecast predicts fairly sunny days for the next two days but do expect some small showers and a stormy Saturday with strong wind and lots of rain, to ease down next week with cloudy skies and daily showers.

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and raining around Koh Samui this morning and I expect it to stay wet for a few more hours, actually almost all day long. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Here in Moalboal in the Philippines we have a nice blue morning sky but we had some rain during the night. The current PADI IDC is in full swing, we're already at the stat of day three. Current temp at 8am local time is 30C

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

The main 'bot' at Wat Plai Laem, a very impressive building, 

Yesterday saw a fair amount of rain, during most of the day. Max temp reached just 28C

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

A trisikad (a Visaya language word) in full action on the main road in Moalboal in the Philippines, completely man powered

The forecast for Koh Samui is looking like there are a cloudy ten days are ahead of us, with plenty of rain and especially over the coming weekend there will be a big storm with lots of rain coming in. After the weekend it may ease up again, the wind will be mostly gone but some of the rain might stay.

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Camille

Monday, 23 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy with just a few isolated blue spots in it. You may expect a bit of rain today, pretty much all day long. Current temp at 7am is 28C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, the current PADI IDC here is entering it's second day under a partially cloudy sky. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

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

Chaweng beach yesterday under some dramatic monsoon clouds

Yesterday saw a nice and fairly sunny day with the rain returning during the night time. There may have been rain at certain areas of the island during the day time as well. Max temp reached 33C

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

The beach road at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast cloudy days ahead of us with not so much rain anticipated for tomorrow and Wednesday but picking up on Thursday with wind and rain and culminating in a real storm with strong wind and lots of rain over Saturday and Sunday and easing off towards mid next week, when the sun may pop out again.

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Camille

Sunday, 22 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny over Koh Samui this morning and I expect these nice and sunny skies to stick around for the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, where I'm about to start a PADI IDC this morning, the last one of this year, it's cloudy but dry at the moment. When I arrived yesterday, we had some rain. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

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

A rooster feeling comfy at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice day around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 32C

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

Back at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts a nice and sunny day today with clouds and showers moving in as of tomorrow again, with a strange storm like day this coming Sunday, in a week's time.

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly blue with some clouds over the ocean and the mountains. It should stay very sunny for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 10am is 30C

This is the first time I update the blog whilst I'm moving in a car. Not easy but manageable. I find myself back in the Philippines and am on my last leg, travelling between Cebu airport and Moalboal. It was sunny all the time but we're passing through the mountains and there are some raindrops. Current temp at 11 am local time is 31C

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

The seven days of the week at Big Buddha, with Wednesday having a morning and evening option. The day that you were born is important in Buddhism for making merit

Yesterday saw a nice day around Koh Samui, with sunshine, until around 3.30pm, when a shower moved in. After that it was dry again. Max temp reached 33C

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

Manila airport this morning,with my Cebu bound PAL plane

The forecast predicts rain until Tuesday and a storm over next weekend.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy over Koh Samui's sky this morning but we may have a shower later today. Current temp at 9am is 29C

This evening I will fly to Bangkok and with a night flight I will arrive early morning in Manila in the Philippines and continue with a flight to Cebu, where a taxi is waiting for me and we will move on to Moalboal. A long travel day ahead of me!

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

Bang Rak bay this morning, bathing in moderate sunlight

Yesterday saw rain during the morning, followed by a long, dry period but the afternoon saw more rain again. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast is showing sunny skies until Sunday after which the clouds move in again and more rain can be expected. Next weekend should see more wind and stronger rain showers around the island. This is turning in to an old fashioned rainy season.

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Camille

Thursday, 19 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is covered in grey clouds and it's wet. All morning it drizzled and rained at various degrees around the the island. I do expect it all day long to stay wet. Current temp at 10am is 29C

It's good to be back home again, although it's only for two days, tomorrow evening I'm off to Moalboal in the Philippines, via Bangkok and Manila.

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

Nathon in the rain this morning

Yesterday saw a storm during the morning around Koh Samui but after that it cleared up nicely and it was sunny for the remainder of the day. During the night the rain returned. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts the next three days to be dry, with lots of overcast on Sunday, Monday the rain returns and come Friday, a real storm with strong winds might visit Samui. The rainy season this year is far from over.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is under a big cloud and it's raining hard with some fairly strong wind blowing in. It may get better later today but thee's also a chance of more rain. Current temp at 7am is 28C
Within half an hour I will leave Khao Lak and I will be on my back home to Koh Samui, where I will leave again come Friday evening, for a PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines.

In the meantime however, back in Khao Lak, it's partially cloudy with quite a few clouds in the sky. Current temp at 7am is 25C

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

Gold shop in Nathon (picture is from February 2014)

Yesterday saw a pleasant and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32C but last night there was a lot of thunder and lightning going on and it may have rained in parts of the island.

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

Sunset in Tab Lamu coming back after a day of diving in the Similan islands

The forecast predicts rain for tonight and tomorrow morning after which you can expect a mixed bag of sunny moments followed by rain followed by sunny moments followed by rain etc.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy on Koh Samui with plenty of blue spots in the sky and I expect for the sun to take over almost complete control today. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Back in Khao Lak, we have a similar partially clouded sky and I hope it will stay like that all day long. Current temp at 7am is 24V

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

The entrance to Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa back in 2005

Yesterday saw a nice and dry day around Koh Samui, with plenty of sunshine and a max temp of 33C. It's a been a while since Samui had these kind of temperatures.

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

At the shrine of the Khao Lak God, on top of the hill, when entering Khao Lak from the South

The forecast predicts that the rain will return to Samui until Saturday, from Sunday through to Wednesday it should be dry again and more rain after that.

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Camille

Monday, 16 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is shaping over Koh Samui and it looks like all day will be sunny and dry, so enjoy this moment of recovery from the recent amounts of rain. Current temp at 6am is 26C

In Khao Lak we also have a nice blue sky shaping up, with a few scattered clouds. I will be all day long on a boat, out and back to the Similan islands for some diving and training with my current IDC students. Current temp at 6am is 24C
Yesterday afternoon and evening we had some very hard rain here though.



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

Our garden in Plai Laem, very green and enjoying the sun beams, very green with all the recent rain

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui. A great day to recover from the recent rain and enjoy the sun beaming down again and heating everything up and drying things up again. Max temp reached 33C

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

View over Khao Lak beach

The forecast predicts today and tomorrow to be sunny with some rain and clouds moving in again come Wednesday, It looks like there will be still plenty of sunshine available and not as much rain is expected or rather predicted as we just had during the last two weeks.

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Camille

Sunday, 15 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's very nice and sunny this morning under Koh Samui skies and it looks like it will stay this way for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 9am is already 31C

The reason why this update is so late, is that I was on Phuket this morning, running the 12th Prince of Songkla Uni 'Child Watch Phuket' race over 9km. Two years ago I already participated in this race. It was a fast race, I ran 8.71km in 40'48 or with a 4'41 pace, which is fast for me. Still no placing in my age category.
Now I'm already back in Khao Lak though and it's nice and sunny, just as it was on Phuket and current temp here at 9am is 30C

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

Chaweng beach yesterday under sunny skies

Yesterday saw a dry and fairly sunny morning around Koh Samui but during the afternoon there was some rain again. Max temp reached 31C

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

Sarasin Bridge when leaving Phuket under a sunny sky, taken from my car (yes, I wad parked my car!)

The forecast is looking good for Koh Samui with mostly sunny skies except possibly some rain come Wednesday and next Friday and Saturday.

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Camille

Saturday, 14 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a nice sky opening up this morning, with plenty of blue spots but also with some clouds. It looks like it might stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 27C

In Khao Lak, day two of the PADI IE is about to start, with the last segment of the exam, the open water dives. Yesterday all our candidates passed all segments! The weather looks fantastic, with some amazing blue skies. Let's hope it stays like this, since yesterday afternoon there were some showers. Current temp at 7am is 25C

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

Flash flood at the market in Chaweng, that is located between the Laemdin market and the ring road. They happen due to long and prolonged hard rain time, so the sewer system gets overwhelmed and can't deal with the amount of water anymore. These flash floods normally recede after a couple of hours.

Yesterday saw for most of the day cloudy skies over Koh Samui with some hard rain at times that caused flash floods around the island. There was occasionally a sunbeam or two, but not too much. Max temp reached 31C

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

Khao Lak, shortly before the mountain starts at the Southern side of the village

The forecast is looking nice, until Wednesday there should be hardly any rain, except possibly for Monday and plenty of sunshine, with some heavy rain predicted for Friday and lighter rain for Saturday and a sunny Sunday next weekend. Let's see if this prediction will hold out!

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning but the sun is working hard to break through and there are sunny patches around Koh Samui at this moment. There may be rain during the morning but the afternoon should be dry. Current temp at 7am is 26C

In Khao Lak, the PADI IE is about to start for my current PADI IDC candidates, so for today and tomorrow they will be busy! We also have a partially cloudy sky with big blue and sunny patches in it. Current temp at 7am is 25C and since two day's it has been dry again!

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

Chaweng beach yesterday in front of Centara Grand Beach resort, in-between rainy moments

Yesterday saw a mixed bag around Koh Samui, with sunny moments but also rain. During the night it rained almost all night long, again. Max temp reached 30C

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

Tab Lamu harbor near Khao Lak where we left yesterday on our way to the Sea Chart wreck for some wreck diving

The forecast is looking good for the next couple of days, until Wednesday there should be hardly any rain and plenty of sunshine. After Wednesday it still may b sunny but you may expect also some showers again.

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Teletubbies are visiting Koh Samui 21-22 November at Central Festival

A bit late possibly, but the Teletubbies are visiting Koh Samui 21-22 November at Central Festival. In general thought to be an event for children, but maybe some grown ups would like to attend as well and have a trip down memory lane. It's the first time they visit Samui with a road show.

Teletubbies are visiting Koh Samui 21-22 November at Central Festival

Teletubbies are visiting Koh Samui 21-22 November at Central Festival

Although I don't know what to expect, I assume it will be a great event for children nonetheless.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is under a heavy layer of clouds this morning and it looks like the cloud layer is going to stay today, with very likely some rain to be added. Current temp at 7am is 25C

In Khao Lak we are now ready with all courses before the start of the PADI IE tomorrow, yesterday we completed the EFR Instructor course and today we will be diving. The weather is improving here, after a dry and partially sunny day yesterday, we have an almost near blue sky today. Current temp at 7am is 26C

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

S thunderstorm moving in at Chaweng Beach yesterday early afternoon

Yesterday saw various thunderstorms throughout the day around Koh Samui and it also rained almost all night long. Max temp reached 31C

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

Anyone for tennis at 'The Sands' resort in Khao Lak?

The forecast fr Koh Samui predicts clouds and rain until Saturday, followed by a sunnier period between Sunday and Thursday, when the clouds and rain move in again. The wind is not that much of a factor, there is sometimes a little of wind but no strong storms or the like are in sight at the moment, just plenty of rain. The rainy season is in full swing!

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks very nice this morning with plenty of blue spots and the sun playing around. There may be showers later today though. Current temp at 7am is 27C

In Khao Lak we finished the PADI IDC for November 2015 yesterday and we have a cloudy sky here with a few blue spots, so limited sunshine. During most afternoons we have lots of rain. Current temp at 7am is 24C

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


Chaweng beach this morning, nice and sunny! Picture by Joe Clasby

Yesterday saw the current typical weather pattern continue, sunshine and nice during the morning and rain during the afternoon. Max temp reached 30C

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

Ban Tiang in Khao Lak with some new, colorful shop designs

The forecast keeps changing from day to day, now it's back to cloudy and rain until Saturday, after which it turns into less cloudy with maybe some sunshine and rain. The rainy season is still here but it's not that bad.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui this morning seems to be typical and in line with recent days. It's partially cloudy and the sun is out for a bit, but later today rain is expected. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Here in Khao Lak we have very similar weather conditions, thin cloud layers with big blue pockets. During the afternoons we tend to have rain though. Current temp at 7am is 25C

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

Chaweng beach yesterday morning. Picture by Joe Clasby

Yesterday saw a very similar day as the recent days around Koh Samui, a nice morning with the sun being out but during the afternoon and all night long there was rain. Max temp reached 31C

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

One of the hard rain showers on our way from Tab Lamu harbor to our dive site 'around' the corner for the open water dives of the current PADI IDC in Khao Lak

The forecast has changed ever so slightly again and except for Sunday and Monday, when heavy cloud layers are expected, all other days in the next ten days, should have sunshine and a chance of tropical showers, but less rain compared to yesterday's ten day forecast.

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Monday, 9 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and the sun is taking the overhand at the moment. Later today there may be some showers. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Back in Khao Lak we also have a partially cloudy sky with sunshine. Very similar to yesterday, although we had a very wet afternoon and evening. Current temp at 7am is 25C

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

Chaweng beach yesterday morning, under a nice sun

Yesterday saw a lovely morning around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine. Later during the afternoon and evening there was rain again.

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

Khao Lak main road under a partially cloudy sky

The forecast has changed slightly and now we have more clouds and a bit of rain again in the cards until Sunday. On Sunday it may clear up again with less clouds, more sunshine and less rain.

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and the sun is breaking through and it looks like it's going to be a lovely November day, with flat seas and sunny skies. The boat operators are happy again! Current temp at 8.30am is 29C

This morning I ran a 12km race in Tambon Sisunthon on Phuket in 1:01'01, with a 4'53 pace, which for my doing is pretty fast. It's also partially cloudy here at current temp at 8.30am is 27.2C. Once I'm done here I will be on my to Khao Lak again to continue with the current November PADI IDC.

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

Chaweng beach yesterday morning, a shy sun is peaking through the clouds again

Yesterday saw bits and pieces of sunshine again around Koh Samui but there was also some rain at times. Max temp reached 29C

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

The Sisunthon lake or Khum Nam Bang Maruan as it is locally known in Phuket, where the race was held, during sunset

The forecast is still looking good for the next ten days, partially cloudy skies with sunshine and occasionally a tropical shower. Well above average for a typical November day, so enjoy while it lasts!

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