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Hot, damn hot! The Thailand Meteorological Department says that a “thermal low” currently covers upper Thailand, while westerly winds prevail over the region, making the weather hot to very hot in some parts of the North, the Northeast, the Central and the East regions. Unpredictable weather and hotter days are normal for this time of the year leading up to Songkran.

“The weak westerly winds prevailing across the South and the Gulf will bring isolated rains in the South. From March 12-16, another high pressure from China will extend to upper Thailand and the South China Sea while the southeasterly winds bring moisture from the South China Sea to the Northeast, the East, the Central and the lower North.”

The TMD is forecasting thunderstorms, lightning with gusty winds and hail for upper Thailand.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours…

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Hot weather during the day and very hot in some areas; temperature lows of 25-27 degrees, highs of 35-40 degrees C.

Northern region: Partly cloudy with hot weather during the day and very hot in some areas; temperature lows of 17-27 degrees and highs of 36-41 degrees C.

Northeastern region: Partly cloudy with hot weather during the day and very hot in some areas; temperature lows of 20-24 degrees and highs of 39-41 degrees C.

Central region: Partly cloudy with hot weather during the day and very hot in some areas; temperature lows of 23-26 degrees, highs of 39-41 degrees C.

Eastern region: Partly cloudy with hot weather during the day and very hot in some areas; lows of 24-27 degrees, highs of 33-40 degree C; waves under a metre high.

Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with isolated thundershowers; temperature lows of 23-26 degrees, highs of 32-38 degrees C; waves under a metre high.

Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with isolated rains in some areas; temperature lows of 22-26 degrees, highs of 34-37 degree Celsius; waves under a metre high.

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Son lights himself on fire after asking mom for lottery money

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A woman’s 32 year old son, in northern Thailand’s Phrae Province, is in critical condition from lighting himself on fire after falsely believing that his mother had won the lottery and would not share her winnings with him.

Police at Denchai Police Station were alerted of a man who burned himself in Ban Mai Jua, Denchai District and notified a rescue team at Somdej Phra Yupparat Hospital. 60 year old Pen, the auntie of the man, who is only identified as Tossapon, says she was having breakfast when she heard an argument.

When she looked out the window, she saw Tossapon on fire and wrapped in a blanket. She says he ran to a water hose and put the fire out, but not before almost catching his house on fire. Officials arrived and found that several items in Tossapon’s bedroom had been on fire, along with pieces of the blanket scattered throughout the house. They also found burnt pants and a pillow.

At the hospital, officials met 64 year old Sila, the mother of Tossapon, waiting for her son in front of the Emergency Room. Sila told police her son is a “psychiatric patient” because he used to use meth, or “yabba” in Thai. She says his addiction left him with long-term damages and says her son often falsely believes his mother won the lottery, to which she tells him she lost the lottery ticket.

Sila says she tells him it is not true, but this time Tossapon asked for proof and continued questioning her the next day. The mother says she described her love for her son, which upset him, leading him to wrap himself in a blanket and set himself on fire.

“Son, 99% of the love that I have for you has been changed to hate, the remaining 1% is technically loved because of the word ‘son’.”

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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Chiang Mai night markets reopening tomorrow

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Night markets in Chiang Mai will be reopened tomorrow after the province went 6 consecutive days with no new Covid-19 cases.

According to Chiang Mai Governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat, the province and the provincial disease control committee agreed to ease up restrictions on social and business activities after the number of infections continually dropped and no new infections were reported during the past week.

As a result, flea markets, night markets, and walking streets across the province will be reopened tomorrow onwards.

However, the governor still reiterates that marketplaces and visitors must follow the disease control measures strictly.

Since the start of the second wave of Covid-19 in mid-December, Chiang Mai has tightened restrictions to prevent the virus spread in the province, with the order to close all markets and social activities for 14 days on January 6.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Wildfires hit Mae Hong Son’s Pai district

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Several wildfires have broken out in Mae Hong Son’s Pai district in Northern Thailand. The governor says he believes that several blazes happening in the area are a result of the dry season arriving earlier than usual.

Using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer system, the local forest fire control centre detected 155 so-called “heat points” in the Pai district from January 1 to 12. Last year’s dry season only 96 heat points were detected.

There are no reports of property damages, injuries, or deaths.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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