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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2016

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning around Koh Samui and it probably will remain cloudy for the rest of the day with possibly a drizzle. This morning there's a very strong wind blowing. Current temp at 8am is a cool 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2016

Welcome to the Chinese year of the Monkey

Yesterday saw a nice morning with some sunshine but the afternoon was cloudy with a max temp of 33C

The forecast predicts a strong wind today and slightly less for tomorrow. It's mostly cloudy until Thursday after which it's supposed to clear up and become sunny again.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2016

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy but fairly hazy this morning over Koh Samui. During the afternoon it may clear up a bit but there's also a chance of some showers. Current temp at almost 9am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2016

Veggies at the Plai Laem market

Yesterday saw a nice morning with some heavy clouds during the afternoon and a nice sunset. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts the wind to pick up today and have a storm like force tomorrow morning and it peters out over Monday. From Monday onward we should have sunnier skies again.

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Camille

Friday, 5 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th February, 2016

Today's weather;

This morning we have a partially cloudy sky over Koh Samui with blue spots peaking through the clouds. I expect it to remain fairly cloudy today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th February, 2016

Yesterday evening I had a Thai buffet dinner with my son, who won a dinner voucher at a lucky draw at the recent Care for Cancer run in Nathon, at the Koh Thai Bar and Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Samui. This is the deserts bar. The buffet was outstanding and can be highly recommended, but I was glad that we didn't have to pay, at 3,000.-THB per person

Yesterday saw a nice day with some sunshine until the late afternoon when dark clouds packed together and we had a short shower. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts a very strong wind with storm like conditions come Sunday morning, by Tuesday morning the wind should have petered out. From Wednesday onward we may expect the sun back again.

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Camille

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2016

Today's weather;

A blue-ish sky is shaping up this morning over Koh Samui, it was a bit hazy during the early morning and there are a few clouds right now but it looks good for the rest of the day during which I expect the sun to battle it out with some cloud formations. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2016

The desert table, including a chocolate fountain, at Coast at Centara Grand Beach in Chaweng during yesterday evenings monthly Skal meeting/dinner. The dinner buffet was outstanding and I can highly recommend Coast for a visit and specifically it's Sunday brunch special

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy sky with plenty of sunshine peeking through the clouds and in some parts of the island there may have been some light rain. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast is looking fair. Hardly any rain is predicted for the next ten days, but plenty of cloudy skies. Over the weekend we may have a storm like wind passing over Koh Samui, culminating on Sunday morning and waning out over Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and the second weekend of February may see some sunny skies.

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Camille

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2016

Today's weather;

This morning sees a nice blue sky shaping up over Koh Samui with some clouds in it. Today should remain dry and sunny. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2016

Fish for sale at the Plai Laem market

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and dry day around Koh Samui. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast for the next ten days shows a mix between cloudy and sunny skies with hardly any rain predicted at all. However, this coming weekend a storm is predicted with strong wind on Saturday and Sunday morning, lasting until Monday.

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Camille

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016


After the to fatal box jelly fish incidents on Koh Phangan and on Koh Samui last year, there were a lot of activities going on behind the scene and this resulted also in recent Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016 at Rocky's Boutique Resort near Lamai.

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

The group of participants at Rocky's Boutique Resort

Dr Lakkana, on eof the Thai box jelly fish experts, was invited by the THA (Thai Hotel Association), Samui chapter to talk in front of the local Koh Samui hotel managers and to conduct presentations for hotel staff on subsequent days. Unfortunately a day before her arrival, Dr Lakkana's mother had an accident and required surgery and she was at the intensive care unit in Chiang Mai

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

Dr Nisa from the Nathon government hospital during a presentation

Dr Lakkana had to cancel her trip down here to Koh Samui and the presentation for the THA members, Samui chapter, has currently been postponed to March.
The presentations for hotel staff went ahead however and Dr Nisa of the Government hospital in Nathon and Khun Jim, owner of the Lamai Wanta hotel in Lamai, took over Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016.

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

Khun Jim of Lamai Wanta resort during a presentation

The turn out was amazing, 39 hotels with 65 staff attended (including staff from the Anantara Rasanda on Kph Phangan), which made for a very busy conference room at Rocky's Boutique Resort during the Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016.

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

An officer from the Koh Samui police force during a presentation

Besides Dr Nisa and Khun Jim, local police members, rescue team members and hospital staff were also invited and attended the Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016.

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

CPR training 

The presentation went over very well and there was some good feedback from the attending hotel staff. The Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016 ended with all attendees practicing CPR, one of the main tasks that may be required when dealing with a box jelly fish injury.

Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016

More CPR action pictures

The Box jelly fish awareness presentations for Koh Samui hotel staff January 2016 show that people on Koh Samui do care about box jellyfish awareness and keep working to move things ahead and raise awareness and prevention around Koh Samui.

Check also these pages out by DAN (Divers Alert Network) with updated statistics.

There is more to follow, through the THA chapter Samui, and by myself. I have a presentation scheduled for hotel staff on Koh Matsum.

We will keep working to keep raising awareness and prevention. Please help us and join whenever feasible and spread the word! Thanks!

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Camille

Welcome to February 2016

Welcome to February 2016

It is time to say welcome to February 2016. The second month of this year is already under way! 
February is one of those 'hidden gems' on Koh Samui, in my opinion it's one of the nicest months of the year. There's a lot of sunshine and it doesn't get too hot, a prefect combination for me.
In 2008 we saw a very wet February variation but all other recorded February months by me have been nice and sunny, since the very early days when I started this blog in 2007.

The first ten days of the month look fairly cloudy but I do expect enough sunshine to make it nice days.

Welcome to February 2016


This month most likely will see me at home all month long, except for a trip to Surat Thani on 13th and 14th February, where I will run a full marathon on the 14th (my third full marathon ever) and from the 15th to 18th February I will have a reunion with friends in Pattaya.

Hope you enjoy this month and take advantage of a relative quiet Koh Samui.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2016

Today's weather;

We have a cloudy day over Koh Samui this morning and it should remain mostly cloudy today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2016

Fisherman's Village is looking nice and dandy again but about a week ago this corner was flooded during the storm that raged over Koh Samui, for an impression how it was see this video

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy sky but there was also plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast has changed slightly and for the next ten days its mostly cloudy skies that can be expected with a storm like wind over the weekend and a rather rare tropical shower might be thrown in.

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Camille

Monday, 1 February 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2016

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky has shaped up this morning over Koh Samui with a few isolated clouds in it. Most likely it will stay like this today. Current temp at 8am is 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2016

The pier at Fisherman's Village, completely submerged during last month storm that raged over Koh Samui and somehow it survived and is still there

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

The forecast is predicting fairly sunny skies with a few clouds and a storm like wind over next weekend. An occasional tropical shower may be in the cards as well.

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Camille

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Goodbye to January 2016

Goodbye to January 2016

It's time to say Goodbye to January 2016, the first month of this year is about to be done and over with.

Let's start with the weather, it was a mixed bag, there were plenty of nice and sunny days but also plenty of stormy and wet days and for Thai meanings, even cold days. Although, fair enough, nothing like the 16C that came along in Bangkok and Northern Thailand, that would even have been cold for me, after having lived here for 16 years.
Especially the storm that raged over Koh Samui 25th January was noteworthy!
The last couple of days have been nice and fairly sunny again. I would measure this January fairly average for a January on Koh Samui.

Goodbye to January 2016

Fisherman's boat at Plai Laem

On a personal level, I was busy on Koh Lanta for a PADI IDC and spent a good two weeks there. A lot of running was done this month, both on Koh Lanta and Koh Samui, I'm attempting to run my third full marathon ever 14th February in Surat Thani and I got 290km's on the clock this month.

Great food was had at two of our fave eateries on the island, Kobori, a Japanese restaurant in Maenam and Juzza Pizza in Fisherman's Village,

A good month for me and I'm looking forward to February, hopefully less bills to pay and a good marathon time in the making!

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Camille