Thailand forecast to enter summer on Tuesday ahead of April sizzler


Thailand will officially enter the summer season on Tuesday (March 1) if certain weather conditions are met, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) said on Sunday.

TMD deputy director-general Thanasit Iamananchai said the department would assess the conditions before making the call.

He explained that summer conditions include a rise in Thailand’s highest temperature above 35 degrees Celsius, hot weather at noon, and South/Southeast winds blowing over upper Thailand.

"If the conditions are met, the department will make the announcement immediately," he said.

Summer is the period of transition from the northeast to the southeast monsoon, said the TMD.

Temperatures usually rise during March in Thailand before hitting their yearly peak in April, when they average 32C (89.6F).