By THE NATION
Cold to very cold weather is expected in the North and Northeast with minimum temperatures ranging from 6-15 °C. In the Central region including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East region, the cool to cold weather will continue with minimum temperatures ranging from 12-19 degrees Celsius.
The strong northeast monsoon prevails across the Gulf with strong winds whipping up the waves to 2-3 metres in height in the upper Gulf from Chumphon northward and 2-4 metres in the lower Gulf from Surat Thani southwards. People along the eastern coastline could see tidal surges. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats around the Gulf should stay ashore.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:
Northern region: Cold weather and strong wind, lows of 9-15 degrees and highs of 26-29 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 3-7 degrees on hilltops with frost in some areas.
Northeastern region: Cold to very cold weather with strong wind, lows 6-14 degrees and highs 26-27 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 5-8 degrees on hilltops.
Central region: Cool to cold weather and strong wind lows 12-16 degrees, highs 26-28 degrees Celsius.
Eastern region: Cool to cold weather and strong wind; lows 15-19 degrees, highs 28-31 degree Celsius; wave height 2 metres.
Southern region (east coast): Cold with strong wind and thunder showers in 20 per cent of the area; lows 20-23 degrees, highs 27-31 degrees Celsius; wave height 2-4 metres.
Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy; lows 21-24 degrees, highs 28-33 degree Celsius; wave height 1-2 metres.
Bangkok and surrounding area: Cold with strong wind; lows of 16-17 degrees, highs 27-29 degrees Celsius.