By THE NATION
The mountaintops are very cold with frost in some areas and minimum temperatures of 1-8 degrees, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Wednesday (December 11). The Central region including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East region, will see warmer daytime temperatures but cool nights, with minimum temperatures ranging from 14-21 degrees.
In the South, meanwhile, the moderate northeast monsoon across the Gulf will continue to whip up the waves to about 2 metres in the lower Gulf from Surat Thani southward. All ships should proceed with caution.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:
Northern region: Cold to very cold, lows of 7-13 degrees and highs of 25-30 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 1-6 degrees on hilltops.
Northeastern region: Cold, lows 8-14 degrees and highs of 27-29 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 2-8 degrees on hilltops.
Central region: Cool to cold, lows of 14-17 degrees, highs 29-32 degrees Celsius.
Eastern region: Cool, lows 16-21 degrees, highs 20-32 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre.
Southern region (east coast): Cool with thunder showers in 10 per cent of the area, lows 19-23 degrees, highs 28-30 degrees Celsius; wave height 1-2 metres, increasing to 2 metres during storms.
Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy; lows 22-24 degrees, highs 31-33 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre.
Bangkok and surrounding area: Cool, lows of 17-18 degrees, highs 30-31 degrees Celsius.