By THE NATION
In upper Thailand, cool to cold mornings are forecast accompanied by strong winds.
The South will see less rains with strong winds and waves 2-3 metres high in the upper Gulf from Surat Thani upwards and 2-4 metres high in the lower Gulf from Nakhon Si Thammarat downwards.
People along the shoreline should beware of inshore surges. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats should keep ashore from February 20-24, the department said.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:
Northern region: Cool to cold weather in the morning, temperature lows of 14-21 degrees Celsius and highs of 31-33 degrees Celsius. Temperature is likely to drop to 7-14 degrees Celsius on hill tops.
Northeastern region: Cool to cold weather in the morning with strong winds; temperature lows of 15-20 degrees Celsius and highs of 30-33 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 9-14 degrees Celsius on hilltops.
Central region: Cool weather in the morning with strong winds; temperature lows of 21-23 degrees Celsius ans highs of 34-36 degrees Celsius.
Eastern region: Cool weather in the morning with strong winds; lows of 21-23 degrees Celsius, highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius; waves 1-2 metres high.
Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area; lows of 21-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 28-33 degrees Celsius; waves 2-4 metres.
Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; lows of 23-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 33-34 degree Celsius; waves 1-2 metres high.
Bangkok and surrounding areas: Cool weather in the morning and strong winds; lows of 22-23 degrees, Celsius, highs of 34-35 degrees Celsius.