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Cold mornings forecast for upper Thailand, high waves in Gulf

Feb 21. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Friday (February 21) that a high-pressure system still covers the Northeast and the South China Sea while continuous strong easterly winds prevail across the Gulf of Thailand.

In upper Thailand, mornings remain cool to cold with strong winds forecast for the Northeast, the East and the Central regions.

The South will have isolated thundershowers with waves up to 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 have been advised to proceed with caution, and small boats must stay ashore from February 21-24.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

Northern region: Cool to cold weather in the morning, temperature lows of 15-20 degrees Celsius and highs of 33-36 degrees Celsius. Temperature is likely to drop to 4-13 degrees Celsius on hilltops.

Northeastern region: Cool to cold weather in the morning with strong winds; temperature lows of 16-21 degrees Celsius and highs of 31-34 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 9-15 degrees Celsius on hilltops.

Central region: Cool weather in the morning with strong winds; temperature lows of 20-23 degrees Celsius and highs of 35-36 degrees Celsius.

Eastern region: Cool weather in the morning with strong winds; temperature lows of 19-23 degrees Celsius, highs of 34-36 degrees Celsius; waves 1-2 metres high.

Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 21-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 31-34 degrees Celsius; waves 2-4 metres high.

Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 22-26 degrees Celsius, highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius; waves 1-2 metres high.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Cool weather and light fog in the morning; lows of 22-24 degrees, Celsius, highs of 35-36 degrees Celsius.

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