By THE NATION
It is very cold in the mountains with frost in some areas and minimum temperatures ranging from 1-8°C. The Central region including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East region are also forecast to stay cool, with minimum temperatures ranging from 13-20°C.
Further south meanwhile, the strong northeast monsoon across the Gulf will bring strong winds, whipping waves up to a height to 2 metres from Chumphon northwards and in the Andaman Sea, and 2-3 metres on the lower Gulf from Surat Thani southward.
People along the eastern coastline of the South should beware of inshore surges. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats around the lower Gulf keep ashore.
The weather forecast is as follows:
Central: cool to cold with strong wind. Minimum temperature 13-17 °C, maximum temperature 28-30 °C. Northeasterly winds 15-35 km/hr.
North: cold to very cold. Minimum temperature 5-12°C, maximum temperature 25-29°C. Very cold with isolated frost on mountaintops. Minimum temperature 1-6°C. Northeasterly winds 15-35 km/hr.
Northeast: cold to very cold with strong wind. Minimum temperature 8-14 °C, maximum temperature 26-29 °C. Cold to very cold with isolated frost on mountaintops, minimum temperature 2-8 °C. Northeasterly winds 15-35 km/hr.
South, east coast: cool with strong winds. Isolated thundershowers mostly in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. Minimum temperature 18-24°C, maximum temperature 28-30°C.
South, west coast: partly cloudy and strong winds. Isolated thundershowers mostly in Krabi, Trang and Satun. Minimum temperature 22-25 °C, maximum temperature 31-34 °C. Northeasterly winds 20-35 km/hr.