Overnight rains cause thick fog, cool temperature in Chiang Rai
Overnight heavy rains in Chiang Rai brought about a thick fog on Saturday morning after the mountaintop temperatures fell to about 10 degrees Celsius.
The authorities and local residents said the rains, which fell through the night and ended early in the morning, led to chilling weather and heavy fog throughout the province.
Visibility on roads dropped to about three to five metres.
Officials said the temperature fell to 10C at the popular mountaintop tourist destinations of Phu Chi Fah in Thoeng district and Doi Pha Tung in Wieng Kaen district.
About 2,000 tourists, who stayed overnight in tents on Doi Pha Tung mountaintop endured heavy rains throughout the night.
Because of thick fog, police and military troops came out to direct traffic on the road leading to Phu Chi Fah on Saturday morning to prevent accidents.