Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai welcomes first frost of the year


CHIANG MAI — Tourists flocked to Doi Inthanon and were delighted to witness the first frost of the year on the morning of 18 November.

According to The Nation report, the overnight temperature on the highest mountain of Thailand plummeted to 4°C, signaling that, in the North at least, winter is officially here.

“When the temperature drops to a certain point you will see frost on the grass up on the mountain in the early morning, but it will melt away by noon as the temperature rises,” said Kritsiam Kongsri, chief of Doi Inthanon National Park.

The cold weather on Doi Inthanon is a magnet for tourists annually, especially during the months of November to January, Kritsiam further stated.

“Yesterday we registered more than 4,800 tourists hiking up the mountain,” he said. “The park wants to urge tourists to preserve the environment by refraining from littering, bringing their trash back and also being careful when driving/riding vehicles due to morning fog that limits visibility.”

Frost is the closest thing Thailand gets to snow.

Source / Photos: The Nation

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