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Cold weather forecast for most of the country

Dec 09. 2019
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By The Nation

A strong high-pressure area over Thailand has brought cool to cold weather and strong winds over the upper part of the country with a continuous decrease in temperature in the range of 1-2 degrees Celsius in the North, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Monday (December 9).

The North and Northeast will see minimum temperatures ranging from 5-15 degrees Celsius. There will be frost on mountaintops in some areas with minimum temperature in the range of 1-8 degrees Celsius. 

In the Central region, including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East, the minimum temperatures will range from 12-22 degrees Celsius. The Department has urged peolle to beware of fire due to the changeable and dry weather.

The stronger northeast monsoon across the Gulf the South would bring strong winds and waves up to 2 metres high northwards from Chumphon province, waves 2-3 metres high in the lower Gulf from Surat Thani southwards and waves above 3 metres in thundershower areas. 

The Department has urged people along the eastern coastline of the South to beware of inshore 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:

North: Cold with strong winds; temperature to fall by 1-2°C; minimum temperature 5-12°C; maximum temperature 23-28°C. Very cold with isolated frost on mountaintops; minimum temperature 1-6°C; northeasterly winds at 15-35kph. 

Northeast: Cold to very cold with strong winds; minimum temperature 7-15°C; maximum temperature 25-28°C; cold to very cold on mountaintops; minimum temperature 2-8°C; northeasterly winds at 15-35kph. 

Central: Cool to cold with strong winds; minimum temperature 13-19°C; maximum temperature 26-28°C; northeasterly winds 15-35kph. 

East: Cool to cold with strong winds; minimum temperature 16-22°C; maximum temperature 27-32°C; northeasterly winds 20-35kph; wave height 1-2 metres and above 2 metres offshore. 

South (East Coast): Cool with strong winds; isolated thundershowers mostly in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces; minimum temperature 18-26°C; maximum temperature 27-30°C; Chumphon northwards: Northeasterly winds 20-35kph; waves about 2 metres and above in thundershower areas Surat Thani southwards; northeasterly winds 20-40kph; waves 2-3 metres high and above 3 metres in thundershower areas. 

South(West Coast): Partly cloudy and strong winds; isolated thundershowers mostly in Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces; Minimum temperature 22-25°C; maximum temperature 29-33°C; northeasterly winds 20-35kph; waves about a metre high and 2-3 metres offshore. 

Metropolitan: Cool with strong winds; minimum temperature 17-19°C; maximum temperature 27-29°C; northeasterly winds 15-35kph.

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