Friday, 6 March 2015

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

Today's weather;

Another nice blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 6am is 28C

Today I'm on Malapascua in the Philippines, back after just over two years and I'm having breakfast under a blue sky with a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 28C

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

Some food on displayed the Fisherman's Village weekly Friday's walking street

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C

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

Malapascua beach in the Philippines

The forecast is ever slightly changing with a breeze in the air over the next seven dasy and possibly some more clouds mid bext week.

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Camille

Thursday, 5 March 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's nice and blue again over Koh Samui with a current temp of 25C at 7am

This morning I find myself back in Cebu City in the Philippines, on my way to Malapascua. It's nice and sunny here with a current temp at 8am local time of 27.6C

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

The new bus station in Nathon

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.7C although it feels a lot warmer.
On my travels yesterday, only Bangkok was cloudy, Manila was sunny and in Cebu it as dark when I arrived!

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

Outside of my hotel in Cebu City, shanties like you can see at many places around the city

The forecast is looking better again, less clouds are predicted for the next seven days and there seems to be a little bit less breeze coming Samui shores.

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Camille

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Makha Bucha Day

Today it's Makha Bucha Day; an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar. The spiritual aims of the day are: not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one's mind. Māgha Pūjā or Makha Bucha is a public holiday in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand - and is an occasion when Buddhists tend to go to the temple to perform merit-making activities.

Makha Bucha Day

Māgha Pūjā day marks the four auspicious occasions, which happened at Veḷuvana Bamboo Grove, near Rājagaha in Northern India ten months after the Enlightenment of the Buddha. On that occasion, as recorded in the commentary to the Mahāsamayasutta, DN-Comm 20) four marvellous events occurred:

  • 1,250 disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned.
  • All of them were Arhantas, Enlightened Ones, and all were ordained by the Buddha himself.
  • The Buddha gave those Arhantas the principles of Buddhism, called "The ovadapatimokha". Those principles are: To cease from all evil, To do what is good, To cleanse one's mind. In Thailand, this teaching has been dubbed the 'Heart of Buddhism'.
  • It was the full-moon day.

In the evening of Magha full-moon day, each temple in Thailand holds a candlelight procession called a wian thian (wian meaning to circle around; thian meaning candle). Holding flowers, incense and a lighted candle, the monks and congregation members circumambulate clockwise three times around the phra ubosot (ordination hall) - once for each of the Three Jewels – the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

Tham bun: Making merit by going to temples for special observances and join in the other Buddhist activities.

Rap sin': Keeping the Five Precepts. Practise of renunciation: Observe the Eight Precepts, practise of meditation and mental discipline, stay in the temple, wearing white robes, for a number of days.


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Camille

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

Today's weather;

It's hazy this morning over Koh Samui but a blue sky is about to shape up. Current temp at 7am is 25.2C

Today I will be leaving for the a two and a half week trip to the Philippines, visiting among others Cebu City, Malapascua and Moalboal and I will be running my first race of the year, a half marathon come 15th March.

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

Yesterday was the monthly Skal meeting on Koh Samui and it was held in the new Coast beach bar & grill at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Chaweng. here's a small selection of the deserts, not usually my favorites, but it was an excellent display and very tasty

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui and it keeps getting a little bit warmer each day. Yesterday max temp reached 30C

The forecast now shows some breeze coming in, which may be nice to keep things cool, and possibly some more cloud cover over and after the weekend.

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, 3 March 2015

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

Today's weather;

A clear but slightly hazy sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 26C

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

Three statues at Wat Lamai

Yesterday saw once more a nice and sunny day with a max temp of 30.2C. Each day it's becoming slightly warmer. Degree by degree Celsius.

The forecast hasn't changed much although by the end of next week there could be a bit of a breeze and possibly some cloud cover.

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

Camille

Monday, 2 March 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's a bit hazy this morning around Koh Samui, but the sun is heating up and a blue sky is in the making. Slowly but surely it's becoming warmer day by day. Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

We has a lovely dinner yesterday Prego in Chaweng, still going very strong after all those years!

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

Yesterday I organised an underwater beach clean up at Chaweng beach in cooperation with teh THA (Thailand Hotel Association, Samui chapter)

Yesterday saw a nice blue sky pretty much all day long with a max temp of 29.8C, slowly creeping up to 30C

The forecast predicts mostly sunny skies for the next seven days with occasionally some clouds moving in. 

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, 1 March 2015

Welcome to March 2015

A new month is on the horizon and we can say welcome to March 2015 on Koh Samui.
For sun aficionados, March is usually a nice month and just like February, it typically has nice and mild weather with plenty of sunshine and it's not as hot as April tends to get.
Only March 2011 saw an unusual spike of rain during March when you go and look back at my recorded collections of March months on this blog. Eight years on file already and this is the 9th year coming up!

Welcome to March 2015

Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem, a temple well worth a visit

This month will see the 3rd Samui Midnight Run on 21st March, which I will sadly miss, since I will be teaching a PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines for most of the month and once I get back home, I'm almost immediately off to Khao Lak again. Not much down time at home this month.

Hope you will enjoy my blog entries this month and Samui island in case you are visiting!

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 March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's surprisingly cloudy this morning, still plenty of blue spots though, but some heavy clouds hang over Koh Samui as well this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

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

A boat sitting in My Friend bay, a popular restaurant for weddings located near Fisherman's Village, in the direction of Bang Rak. In the background you can spot Koh Phangan

Yesterday saw another beautiful blue sky over the island all day long. Max temp reached 29.3C

The forecast predicts a little bit of wind and some clouds at time but overall some nice seven days ahead of us.

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, 28 February 2015

Goodbye to February 2015

Time flies, especially in the shortest month of the year and it brings us to a 'Goodbye to February 2015'.

The weather was great, sometimes a little breeze, it was sunny almost all month long with very nice and agreeable temperatures and there was hardly any rain to speak off. Now, towards the end of the month you can feel the quicksilver on the thermometers rising, almost day by day is getting a tiny bit warmer.
We can easily file this 2015 February version under a good month for Samui weather! Except for February in the year 2008, all my recorded February's are similar in their weather pattern.

Goodbye to February 2015

And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually (Lyrics by Jimi Hendrix) on Fisherman's Village beach

Besides having been on Phuket at the beginning of the month for a PADI IDC on Phuket, I was home for the rest of the month, which was great!
We did a few things to remind you of, a visit to the 'Thai Experience', a highly recommended culinary experience and we played a great game in Lamai; Escapology. This also comes highly recommended.
Furthermore, there was also the second New Year that we celebrate in Thailand; Chinese New Year and in Wat Plai Laem there was the opening of the new Sermon Hall that went hand in hand with a party and a couple of days worth of night market action at the temple grounds.

A good month and time to start looking forward to March 2015.

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky with a few isolated clouds is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

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

Walking street in Fishermans Village yesterday evening, shortly before sunset

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day and each day it starts to feel warmer. Max temp reached 29.2C

The forecast predicts a slightly stronger breeze at times and possibly some more cloud cover over the next coming 7 days.

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

Camille