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Temperatures dropping across Thailand

Jack Burton

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Well, it is winter afterall.

The Thai Meteorological Department is predicting cool mornings with light fog in upper Thailand, with clear skies and sunny weather during the day. A moderate high-pressure system still covers much of the north of Thailand.

The north and the northeast will have temperatures as low as 16-22 degrees in the plains, with 6-12 degrees in mountain areas.

Across the Gulf of Thailand there is a strong northeast monsoon which will continue bringing occasionally heavy rains to many southern areas.

People on the southeastern coast should beware of heavy rainfall, according to the department. In the upper Gulf, from Chumphon, north, waves of about 2 metres are forecast, and in the lower Gulf, from Surat Thani downward, waves about of 2-3 metres and thundershowers are forecast.

“Beware of the inshore surge along the southeast coast. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats should keep ashore.”

Another strong high-pressure system is currently covering southern China. It’s expected to reach northeast Thailand today. Cool to cold winds are predicted for the north and northeast, dropping temperatures by 5-10 degrees.

The central and eastern regions, including Bangkok, will be cool and windy while the temperature will decrease by 4-6 degrees, according to the department.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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