Here comes the sun: Mini heatwave to hit northern Thailand


The Thai Meteorological Department warned residents of the mini heatwave in the upper and northern Thailand starting today to March 5.

Temperatures are set to increase over the next couple of days, the department said. They also advised people to stay hydrated and to avoid being out during the hottest time of the day.

Read: Scorching Heat: Summer to arrive in Thailand this week

Due to a high-pressure weather system according to a weather forecast, temperatures could reach 39 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, residents in the northeast won’t face any heatwave. They will have somewhat cooler temperatures and will likely experience rain showers and thunderstorms.

Thailand officially entered summer on February 21, and summer temperatures in Kanchanaburi, Lampang, Uttaradit, and Sukhothai are expected to reach up 44 degrees Celsius.

This year will be the second hottest summer ever recorded in Thailand if the predictions prove to be accurate, the department said

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