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Northern temperatures to drop 3-5 degrees Celsius

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Northern temperatures to drop 3-5 degrees Celsius | The Thaiger

OK, so we’ve exaggerated a bit.

Mercury in Thailand’s north is set to drop another 3-5 degrees from tomorrow until Friday. Meanwhile southern regions are facing forecast rains and isolated heavy rain in some areas.

The Thai Meteorological Department says another strong cold front out of China is looming south to cover the upper regions of Thailand from October 30-November 2 . They forecast this will cause temperatures to drop between 3-5 degrees Celsius during this period.

Meanwhile, the north-eastern monsoon (the opposite to the southern south-westerly monsoon) which is looming over the Gulf and the southern region, will strengthen during this period and bring more rain to the region with isolated heavy rain in some areas.

The wind in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea is forecast to be moderate with waves in the Gulf up to two metres high and up to three metres high during storms.

“Sailors, fishermen and tour boats are advised to exercise caution when venturing out to sea.”

Despite the forecasts, Phuket, for example, is bathed in sunshine today with light cloud and easterly winds, although thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon.

Bangkok is partly cloudy today until tomorrow morning with possibility of rain covering ten percent of the city.  Minimum temperatures range from 25-26 degrees Celsius and maximum temperatures 33-35 degrees Celsius.

It’s THAT time of the year 🙂

Northern temperatures to drop 3-5 degrees Celsius | News by The Thaiger



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240 million baht in assets seized in Patong and Chiang Mai counterfeit raids

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Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn is continuing his counterfeit goods crackdown in Patong and Chiang Mai where 240 million baht of assets have been seized over the past month.

At a media scrum held at the Police Region 8 headquarter in Mai Khao yesterday Surachate said, “We have raided four targeted areas in Patong and four targeted areas at the Chiang Mai night Bazar in our counterfeit goods crackdowns. More than 240 million baht of assets such as houses, land and cars have been seized.”

The crackdown follows an investigation that found that many counterfeit goods are being sold online. Patong and Chiang Mai Night Bazar are also favorite places for tourists where fake brand-name items are popular.

“Officers have raided shops near Patong Beach on December 14. Officers seized counterfeit goods and arrested suspects yesterday as well.”

Read more the recent counterfeit sting in Patong HERE.

“Two wanted suspects have now been arrested. 240 million baht of assets have been seized from the raids.”

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Social media helps re-unite dog and owner in Chiang Mai

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Facebook users in Chiang Mai have banded together to locate a lost dog. 24 days ago it was frightened by the firecrackers on Loy Kratong night and ran away.

Thanawat Jinawanit recounts how he and his aunt, Yaowamal Jinawanit, got the dog back from a temple in another tambon last Sunday after a Facebook user called him to report sighting the dog that he recognized from Thanawat’s Facebook wall.

Social media helps re-unite dog and owner in Chiang Mai | News by The Thaiger

He said the dog had developed an attachment to his aunt over the past five years. But three months ago, his aunt had to make a foreign trip and the dog became sad.

Then when his aunt returned home on November 23, Poppaep became frightened by firecracker sounds and ran away from their house.

Thanawat said he searched but failed to locate Poppaep and so posted her photo to his Facebook wall, and the post was widely shared.

On Sunday, a woman called to tell him Poppaep was spotted at Wat Jed Yod in tambon Chang Puak in Muang district, and so he went there with Yaowamal to find it.

Thanawat said his aunt shed her tears of joy after reconnecting with Poppaep.

SOURCE: The Nation/Daily News

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Man jumps to his death from condo rooftop in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai police are reporting that a man, allegedly experiencing depression following a business failure, has jumped to his death from a condo rooftop in front of his relatives. The incident happened this morning.

40 year old Apirak Chansawang died on impact outside a luxurious 32 floor condo in the Wat Ket area of Chiang Mai.

His relatives told police that they were taking Apirak to the rooftop for morning exercises when he suddenly and spontaneously climbed over the wall and jumped down as shocked relatives were unable to respond.

Relatives told police that Apirak used to have a successful business abroad and returned to Thailand five years ago. He borrowed money from relatives to buy a shophouse and opened a language school. But the business failed, causing him to fall into depression. Apirak was undergoing medical treatment by medical staff at the time, according to police.

His relatives say Apirak had tried to commit suicide before when he was in his room on the 26th floor of the condo but relatives were able to save him in time on that occasion.

Man jumps to his death from condo rooftop in Chiang Mai | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

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December 18, 2018, 6:27 pm
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