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Heat and haze forecast for upper Thailand

Feb 28. 2021
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By The Nation

A hot day with haze is forecast as a thermal low covers upper Thailand, while the westerly winds at high altitude from the Himalayan ranges blow over the North and the upper Northeast of the country.

The morning will remain cool in the upper portions of the North and Northeast. At the same time, the weak easterly winds blowing across the Gulf would lead to weak winds and waves in the Gulf and the Andaman Sea, the Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Sunday.

From March 1 to 4, another moderate high pressure will extend to the Northeast and the South China Sea, while the southerly and southeasterly winds bring humidity from the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to the lower Northeast, the Central, the East, including Bangkok and its vicinity.

All these areas would be hot during the day with possible outbreaks of summer storms over the upper country. Hail and gusty winds could be accompanied by lightning.

People should protect themselves from the severe conditions by keeping off open areas, big trees and unsecured billboards. Farmers have been warned of the danger of damage to crops.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Cool in the morning followed by a hot day and haze; minimum temperature 16-22 degrees Celsius, maximum 34-39°C; cold to very cold on mountaintops with minimum temperature 5-14°C; westerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Northeast: Cool in the morning followed by a hot day and haze; minimum temperature 16-23°C, maximum 35-38°C; cold on mountaintops with minimum temperature 12-15°C; easterly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Central: Hot day with haze; Minimum temperature 21-24°C, maximum 36-39°C; westerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

East: Hot day with haze; minimum temperature 22-25°C, maximum 32-38°C; southerly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves lower than a metre high.

South (east coast): Partly cloudy; minimum temperature 19-24°C, maximum 32-37°C; easterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high.

South (west coast): Partly cloudy; minimum temperature 20-24°C, maximum 33-35°C; northwesterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves under a metre high.

Bangkok and its vicinity: Hot day with haze; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 35-38°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

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