Welcome to the original Koh Samui info and weather blog with lots of information on things to do and see around tropical island destination Koh Samui in Thailand including daily weather updates, brought to you by long term resident Camille Lemmens since February 2007.
The beach at Khanom yesterday afternoon, this morning I ran a full marathon (although the race course was one kilometer short) in 3 hours and 43 minutes, smashing my personal best with half an hour and ending third in my age group. Well chuffed with today's race results.
All the three times I stayed at Khanom, it was always at the Supar Royal beach resort, where today's start and finish line was, so very convenient this time around.
Yesterday saw a warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C but it was mostly cloudy with occasionally some rain.
The forecast for the next ten days is looking fairly good, a bit of wind until next weekend, partially cloudy with hopefully plenty of sunshine and a very rare occasional tropical shower. Enjoy!
It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay this way for the remainder of the day with possibly some rain at some stage. Current temp at 7am is 27C
Today I'm off to Khanom on the mainland, just around the corner of the Seatran ferry, where I participate in the Khanom marathon tomorrow morning, with a 4am start and the plan is to run it under 4 hours. A big challenge but I should be ready for it. After that I will continue tomorrow afternoon to Phuket for a new PADI IDC on Phuket.
Traditional Thai dancing at Tipparat school in Maenam, where our oldest daughter is a student. Yesterday two teachers retired and our daughter preciously won a price that was handed over to her today. With two very proud parents sitting in the audience.
Yesterday saw a cloudy day with a drizzle during the morning hours and some rain at some parts of the island during the day. Max temp reached 32C
The forecast predicts a light wind over the next ten days with sunny moments but mostly cloudy skies and an occasional tropical shower.
It's grey and very cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and since a few hours we already have a very minor drizzle coming down accompanied by a fairly strong wind. It's most likely going to stay very cloudy and wet today. Current temp at 7am is 26C
The Phra Phuttabat Chamlong Khao Hua Jook Pagoda overlooking Chaweng, the airport and Bang Rak, during a very recent sunset
Haven't been up there in a while, it's time for a new visit, to have a look at what has changed or has been renovated, since there was some scaffolding recently
Yesterday saw a cloudy day with here and there some rain showers during the day. Max temp reached 30C
The forecast predicts less clouds between Sunday and Tuesday but all other days in the ten day forecast look like they are cloudy and occasionally accompanied by some rain.
There's a heavy cloud layer over Koh Samui this morning and the sky is not likely to show some sunshine today. There's a fair amount of wind and you may expect some showers during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27C
A view on the lush green jungle and trees once you go in the hills surrounding Maenam. Last weekend I helped marking the race route for the bike and trail running events of the X Terra event, to be held this coming Sunday, 25th September. For the triathlon event, the swim part unfortunately has been cancelled due to the imminent danger of box jelly fish currently at Koh Samui beaches. The rce will now be a duathlon and two trail race courses have been set out
Yesterday saw a little bit of sunshine in the morning, escaping the clouds and we had rain during the afternoon, around 3.30pm with clouds for the remainder of the day. Max temp reached 32C
The forecast didn't change that much, come Sunday the wind should have faded and the clouds mostly disappeared. Up to Saturday expect tropical showers with possibly strong rain Saturday afternoon and sunnier skies after the weekend.
It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay like this today, with the addition of rain and drizzle throughout the day and a fair breeze. Current temp at 7am is 28C
Death wish at Soi 1 in Maenam (the road that connects or short cuts between Maenam and Lamai). This is one of the many off road jeeps that are being used by companies that offer trips around the island during which you visit many attractions on Koh Samui. On top of their roof they also have seats, in which sometimes up to four people sit. If the truck or jeep suddenly needs to abruptly break, the people sitting on top of the drivers cabin will be catapulted straight forward, on the road or into the back of whatever is in front of them. Each year people die like this and as far as I know, to the best of my knowledge, it is prohibited to sit on top of the drivers cabin. You don't see this anymore on the main roads, but it seems that as soon as they get off the main roads, people are allowed to sit on top again. Have you seen this? What do you think of this?
Yesterday saw a cloudy to at times partially cloudy day with the sun breaking out at times. Max temp reached 33C
The forecast predicts the clouds to break up and disappear by Sunday afternoon, the wind should have had it last breath on Saturday and up to Saturday night we may see and experience some showers. From Monday onward it should clear up and sunny skies should be ours although a tropical shower may still drift by occasionally.
It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a nice breeze and I don't expect the sun to break through today, rather be prepared for some tropical showers during the afternoon. Current temp at 7.30am is 28C
The iconic 'Meh Guan Ihm' statue at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram from a different angle, the back of the statue. When you are on Koh Samui, I can highly recommend visiting this temple, in my humble opinion it is the best temple to visit on our island with some beautiful views and photo opportunities
Yesterday saw a another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine during the morning and a few clouds moving in during the afternoon. Max temp reached 34C
The forecast has changed slightly and for the next ten days, expect a fair breeze until Saturday, rain between Wednesday and Friday and sunny skies as of next Monday.
It's very hazy in the sky over Koh Samui this morning, sprinkled with some clouds but the sun is trying to burn it's way through the haze and I expect it to be sunny and warm day today. There's a fair bit of wind but as strong as yesterday. Current temp at 7am is 27C
A view from the hills and mountains behind Maenam, with a view towards Fisherman's Village. The last two days I was marking the race course for next weekends upcoming trail and bike races as part of the X Terra event, next Sunday, 25th September. It was the first time I hit these trails and it was awesome, first of all, I now have some good trails to run on and secondly, some of the views are just stunning!
Yesterday saw a sunny and nice day around the island, cooled off by some strong wind and occasionally some clouds drifted by. Max temp reached 34C
The forecast is looking good, we should have partially cloud covered skies until Friday. By Friday the wind should have dropped pretty much completely, and the sun should come out in a fairly strong force. Between and including this Wednesday and Friday expect some rain.
It's partially clouded with some hazy clouds as well and a light, cool wind this morning over Koh Samui. It should become a lot sunnier even that it already is this morning and it might get hot. No rain is expected today. Current temp at 7am is 28C
A dramatic sunset over Big Buddha yesterday evening
Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day around Koh Samui with occasionally some clouds moving in and out. We were marking the X Terra off triathlon route for next Sunday and we even enjoyed a few cooling raindrops high up in the mountains, although just a few. Max temp reached 33C
The forecast didn't change too much for the next ten days, a bit of wind and cloud cover with an occasional tropical shower until Friday when the wind should drop and the clouds should mostly be gone. Next weekend might be sunny and hot!
It's blue again in the sky over Koh Samui and this morning sees a partially clouded sky with lots of small and thin clouds, which may be burnt away once the sun really starts to heat up today. There's a stiff breeze and it should stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 28C
The beach front at Fisherman's Village during the early evening, dark but well lit up and a lovely sight. The picture was taken from the beach side terrace at Juzza Pizza, still one of our fave Italian restaurants on the island
Yesterday it remained cloudy all day long and there was at times very strong winds blowing inland. Some parts of the island may have had some rain, although our peninsula stayed dry, but rain was in the air, for sure. Max temp reached 31C
The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies with strong winds until Thursday with some hard rain expected late Tuesday and Wednesday. From Friday onward the wind should drop and the the clouds should become a lot less and we may enjoy some sunny days again.
It's mostly cloudy this morning with just a few, rare blue spots in the sky over Koh Samui but I do expect the clouds to break up ad give the sun the opportunity so shine. and very likely it will stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 28C
The Plai Laem school, next to Plai Laem temple or Wat Laem Suwannaram celebrated it's 80 years of being in Koh Samui school business. It isn't the oldest public school on the island, there are a handful of schools that have been around a few years more. Many public schools around Thailand are part of a temple complex, just like the school in Plai Laem
Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with a few clouds moving in during the late afternoon at some parts of the island and there was a fair bit of wind but overall it was a very enjoyable day and it was hot with max temp reaching 34C
The forecast for the next ten days sees a fair amount of clouds moving in and the wind picking up until Thursday, after this the wind should disappear together with the clouds and it should become really nice and hopefully sunny.