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Cooler weather with strong winds forecast for upper Thailand, warning on waves for South’s east coast


The Thailand Meteorological Department said on Saturday that the strong high-pressure area from China covers upper Thailand, resulting in cool to cold weather and strong winds.

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Temperature is expected to fall by 2-6 degrees Celsius. Mountaintops are cold to very cold with frost in some areas.

Meanwhile, a strong northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf and the South, triggering strong wind waves in the Gulf up to 2-4 metres high. People on the east coast of the South should beware of waves breaking on the shore. All ships should proceed with caution and small boats should keep ashore until January 13, the department said.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Cold weather; minimum temperature 16-19°C, maximum 26-28°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 5-14°C with frost in some areas.

Northeast: Cold weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 8-15°C, maximum 23-26°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 7-13°C.

Central: Cool weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 17-20°C, maximum 27-29°C.

East: Cool weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 18-23°C, maximum 27-33°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres offshore.

South (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 21-25°C, maximum 27-30°C; waves 2-4 metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 22-25°C, maximum 30-32°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres offshore.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Cool weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 18-22°C, maximum 27-29°C.

Published : January 09, 2021

By : THE NATION