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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th January, 2017


Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui with a very rare break in the clouds this early on. According to the forecasts it should remain mostly cloudy and there is a good chance of a few showers today.
All roads around the island are clearing up and the floods are receding everywhere. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th January, 2017; Wat Plai Laem or Wat Laem Suwannaram yesterday morning, basking in the sunshine

Yesterday saw a surprisingly nice morning with a partially clouded sky and plenty of sunshine. During the afternoon more clouds move in but it stayed dry in the north eastern corner of our island, other parts may have had some showers. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast for the next seven days predicts a mixture of light wind, cloudy to partially cloudy skies, an occasional sun beam and a high possibility of rain showers each day. Nothing like the recent January floods we had though!

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th January, 2017


Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy, surprisingly, this morning over the Plai Laem and East coast of Koh Samui, after some very hard rain early morning around 4am. A nice sunrise can be seen currently but there's a very strong wind blowing. The forecast for today does predict rain tough but not as much as originally was predicted. Be prepared for some showers today but all roads should remain passable. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th January, 2017; Bang Rak bay yesterday morning, grey, cloudy and wet but planes still coming in and taking off all day yesterday, Samui airport was in full swing all day long

Yesterday saw a very wet morning with a constant drizzle or light rain the whole morning but the afternoon was still cloudy but mostly dry. The whole day all roads remained passable and no real flash floods occurred. There was a very loud and hard thunder storm at around 11pm though. All in all the rain that came down yesterday was not anywhere near the amount that was predicted. Max temp reached 28C

The forecast for the next seven days remained mostly unchanged. All days should have various amounts of rain during the day and night but also dry spells should be in the mix but not much sunshine is expected.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th January, 2017


Today's weather;

Like clockwork the predicted two days with bad weather, hard wind and lots of rain have showed up over Koh Samui. It's dark and grey and very wet outside. Last night or at least during the early morning, plenty of rain came down already and lots more is expected today with storm like conditions for wind and rain around 10am. The rest of the day should see a strong wind and plenty of rain. Some flash flood may be expected. Current temp at 7am is 24C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th January, 2017; Boats moored in a small bay, protected form hard wind near Big Buddha, last week during a dry spell

Yesterday saw all day long a thick cloud cover but it stayed dry during the day time. In the very early morning at 4am there was a thunderstorm passing over and at 7pm we had some rain. The sun wasn't able to make an appearance although it tried to peek through a few times during the morning hours. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast for the next seven days is not looking that great, plenty of rain and wind expected today and tomorrow, especially around 10am this morning and  this coming night and the rest of the week we should expect more rain, but not so hard and not so much anymore except for Friday, where we may see a break.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th January, 2017


Today's weather;

It's dark and grey again in the sky over Koh Samui and at 4am this morning we had a thunder storm passing over with hard rain. At the moment it's dry but a few light showers are expected today. Current temp at 7am is a cool 24C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th January, 2017; At last the road in Soi 8 in Plai Laem has collapsed. It was a matter of time when it should happen. During the December rain and floods, the earth underneath part of the road was washed away and during the recent January floods, it got hollowed out even more. Yesterday, during a dry and partially clouded day, the road finally collapsed and I'm afraid it will take a very long time before this will be fixed. Luckily nobody got injured when the road did collapse.

Yesterday saw a partially clouded day with plenty of sunshine peeking through the cloud cover and it stayed dry. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast for the next seven days is not looking that great. The next two days should be the worst days to come during this period, with strong, at times storm like wind and plenty of rain. Not as torrential as early January but plenty enough. Friday may be the only dry-ish day and over the weekend some light rain is expected. It will be interesting to see how the drainage systems will be able to handle this rain, since everything is filled to the brim. Although most roads had dried up, this will be a game changer again.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th January, 2017


Today's weather;

It's a bit hazy today and the sun is struggling to break through this morning around Koh Samui. The cloud cover may get more clouded during the remainder of the day. Current temp at 9.30am is 28C, still fairly cool and enjoyable.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th January, 2017; Airplanes are completely on schedule again and are flying in over Big Buddha all the time again and at Samui airport it's according to schedule again. Things are back to 'normal' again around the island, however, there's been a lot of damage to the infrastructure around the island, like road surface damage, big holes are in the tarmac surface at many places and it will take months to fix this. My fear is that the holes will just filled with some tar, which will be a very short term solution, since these fillers will not hold for very long. Looking back at the the history of the island, this is most likely exactly what will happen.

Yesterday saw another very sunny and dry day and was exactly what was needed to forget a bit about the recent January floods. Due to the sunshine, many roads are actually completely dry again. Some other areas still have to deal with some water on the roads and there is also still a lot of water coming down from the hills. Max temp reached 32C yesterday.

The forecast predicts a cloudier sky tomorrow with possibly a short shower or two during the day. Come Tuesday however, there's supposed to be a strong storm like wind during almost all day long with plenty of rain. Looking at the forecast, there most likely will be flash floods again, maybe a day to better stay inside! Wednesday may see less wind and rain and come Thursday the rain and wind should mostly have gone, to have slight return on Saturday. It's not looking too great but by no menas as bad as during the recent floods.

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village

The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village


The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village at Elysia Boutique Resort and will start around 15.00 or 3pm.
As always this will be a great opportunity to buy lots of organic food, to eat on the spot or to take home but also fresh and organic produce will be on offer.

The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village

The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village at Elysia Boutique Resort at around 3pm

What is nice to see is that the Samui Green Market is proactive about NOT USING PLASTIC. 
At this market we will introduce "Trash Hero" bottles for both business owner and islander to join to save our island.
EVERYONE CAN BE A HERO! An excellent initiative and if you want to buy things, bring your own non plastic bags and the people selling are asked to get creative with bamboo, banana leaves or buy reusable, or paper!


The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village

The next Green Market will be on Sunday 22nd January at Fisherman's Village at Elysia Boutique Resort at around 3pm

A great location to get locally made and produced organic products, food and otherwise. I will be on the island and will surely make it over for a visit.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th January, 2017


Today's weather;

A nice blue sky emerged this morning out of the night over Koh Samui and it looks like it's going to be a nice and warm day with a current temp at 9am of 29C
Most roads are drying up although some spots are still partially flooded or wet, however, with weather like this, it will speed up the process of drying up the roads.
All dive and snorkeling boats are in full swing again. Time to book one your tours with me.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th January, 2017: Koh Som on the left or middle of the picture with Koh Phangan in the background, yesterday, baking in the sunlight. This picture was taken at the Big Buddha statue which gives beautiful sights all around, especially with blue and sunny skies like yesterday

Yesterday saw a very nice and warm day around Koh Samui on Friday the thirteenth. We had a blue sky most of the day with occasionally some clouds drifting in. It felt good to have the sun on your skin again after all the recent rain and floods. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast didn't change a lot. Today and tomorrow should be fine with lots of sunshine and possibly a small and short shower tomorrow. From Monday onward, the wind is supposed to pick up for a day or three with currently light rain predicted on Monday and Tuesday, harder rain on Wednesday  and Thursday and fading out again by Friday.  This rain will however not be torrential but more like a typical monsoon rain, short or longer showers but not torrential. Floods should not occur, besides maybe a flash flood.
Unfortunately not much sunshine is expected next week.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th January, 2017


Today's weather;

A clear sky is emerging out of the night all over Koh Samui on Friday the 13th, with a full moon last night and it should become a nice and sunny and warm day. This will help the roads to dry up and the still flooded parts to recede. It looks like a great beach day! Current temp at 7am is 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th January, 2017; Water pumps have been located at various parts around the island, to help the still standing water to reach drainage systems. This one is located near Fisherman's Village, on the ring road.

Yesterday was a bit of strange day, listening to various comments from around the island. Here in Plai Laem, we had a very sunny morning with some dark clouds surrounding us during the afternoon but ending with more sunshine. On the contrast, in Fisherman's Village and Maenam they had plenty of rain during the morning which caused plenty of flash floods in that part of the island.
The two times I went there, early morning and later afternoon, everything looked just fine, luckily I missed all the rain parts! Max temp reached 29C

The forecast for the next seven days didn't change that much, until Sunday it should be nice and sunny, with maybe an isolated shower on Sunday. As of Monday however, the rain may be back, combined with strong wind on Monday, but the rain should not be as torrential and over the top as we just had during the recent January floods, but more long the lines of a normal monsoon rain. The interesting part will be how the drainage systems will be able to handle the rain, since they're filled to the brim, if it's not torrential, they should be able to handle the rain fairly well.  It will be interesting.
Stay tuned for more updates and check my Koh Samui info and weather Facebook page as well. A link is listed below. 

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017


Today's weather;

We have the prelude of a blue sky over Koh Samui this morning and it's nice for a change to see a blue-ish sky shaping up. It's supposed to be partially cloudy today with most likely plenty of sunshine again. The roads are drying up, like the surface is dry but there are also still plenty of place where the water is still on the roads, partly run off water from the mountains. Current temp at 7am is 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017; Blue skies yesterday at Fisherman's Village and all around the island. What a relief!

Yesterday saw a lovely day around Koh Samui, from early in the morning through to later afternoon we had a partially cloudy sky with planet of sunshine all day long. Roads were drying up and water is receding everywhere. There's plenty of damage done this time around but now it's time to start fixing it again. Max temp reached 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2017; There are still plenty of signs and proof of the devastating power and impact the January floods had. This is the entrance to Bophud temple, closed off due to a massive puddle directly at the entrance. Many road parts have been damaged, road surface has partly gone and many holes can be found all the roads around the island, This will take ea few months to fix all this and hopefully not by just pouring some asphalt into the holes, since that will not be a very long lasting solution.

The forecast for the next seven days is looking good until the weekend. Partially cloudy skies and no rain expected but instead some sunny skies for a change. Time to recover a bit from the recent floods.
After the weekend some rain is expected and predicted, especially Tuesday may see some harder wind and some harder rain. In general this is however a more 'normal' monsoon kind of rain and not anything like we recently experienced. It will be interesting however to see how the drainage systems around the island will handle a new set of rain, considering that every drainage system is filled to the brim with rain water.
Stay tuned and enjoy the sunshine for a few days.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Spark Circus is to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus is to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January


The Spark Circus is to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January at respectively W Resort and Dr Frogs, with a big show on the 20th at W Resort, starting at 8pm.
All four scheduled shows are to raise money for the Burmese refugee children in the North, in Mae Sot, where the Spark circus will go to teach and perform. 

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January at W Resort with a big show on 20th January starting at 8pm

Spark Circus is an international nonprofit whose mission it is to promote health, positive well being, and a sense of hope in children who live in disadvantaged communities and living situations. It is their belief that by using educational classes in, circus, music, and performance art they can help to alleviate stress, burden, and fear that so often traps people in a cycle of violence and poverty.

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

This year the circus has 10 dedicated performers and teachers from; Vietnam, Canada, Australia, Burma, UK & the US. 
Spark Circus is a non-profit dedicated to bringing hope and laughter to the lives of thousands of refugee children every year. 
Beginning January 14th, the Spark Circus team will assemble on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to do shows and raise donations for the project in a Sparkly Circus Bonanza. Following two weeks of fundraising, the team will travel and visit schools and orphanages in Mae Sot, the refugee camp Nu Poe, and the village of Mae Ke Kong for four weeks of playshop’s and intensives.

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

These exercises and activities are designed to encourage creative self-discovery in disadvantaged children in war-torn countries. The process of healing these children begins with laughter, and Spark’s performers and volunteers take pride in being able to give refugee children much needed respite from their traumatic situation.

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January; Their full schedule for Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

“These children are escaping from a country which has been at war with itself for more than sixty years. Many are in danger of trafficking, while others face innumerable hardships,” says Charlene Whitehead (Director) .
'Our tour is designed to uplift and delight and we look forward to it!'

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus to visit Koh Samui 20th and 21st January

Spark Circus is a circus performance group who tries to deliver a spectacular extravaganza for children at migrant schools, refugee camps in Thailand, and villages on the Burmese side of the border, as well as, workshops and classes. They also offer classes to local teachers and other interested individuals, striving whenever possible to foster a spirit of community and oneness. It is their hope that they can bring people together and heal some of the emotional wounds the children face through the excitement of the circus arts. For more information on how you can help Spark Circus, visit their fundraising page here.

January 20 - W Resort - Koh Samui
January 21st Dr Frogs - Koh Samui
January 25th Eco Lodge - Haad Rin - Koh Phangan
January 27th Sanctuary - Koh Phangan

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