Scorching Heat: Summer to arrive in Thailand this week

The scorching heat arrives this week in Thailand!

Summer this year is going to be 1-2 degrees warmer than last year, said Meteorological Department director-general Phuwiang Prakam-min on Saturday.

Mr. Phuwiang also revealed that seven provinces in upper Thailand will experience a temperature of 42-43 degrees Celsius.

The summer season kicks off on February 21 until the middle of May, with daytime temperatures expected to reach 40C in much of the North, Northeast, Central and Eastern regions during the months of March and April.

Although it’s going to be a warmer summer this year compared to last year, the 44.6C record of Mae Hong Son on 28 April 2016 won’t be broken, the director-general added.

Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Nakhon Sawan, and Kanchanaburi are the seven upper provinces that will be warmer than other provinces. Temperature is expected to reach 42-43C.

Meanwhile, the South’s temperature is forecast to reach 38-39C in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Yala, Krabi, Trang and Satun, accompanied by occasional rain and waves at sea up to a meter high, Phuwiang said.

Phuwiang, as reported by The Nation, predicted an increase in the rain towards the end of April and waves will be up to three meters high.

The weather in Pattaya in Chon Buri will match that of the South, with a maximum temperature of 35-37C in April, the report added.

Source: The Nation

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