Thailand’s cold season to begin next week

Thailand is expected to enter the cold season next week and the periods of chilly weather will last longer, 5 to 7 days at a time instead of just 3 or 5 days as in previous years, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

Head of Central Weather Forecast Sub-division, Somkuan Tonjan, said on Wednesday that, on October 17 and 18, a cold front covered the northern and upper north-eastern regions of Thailand, causing the mercury to drop to 21-22oC for a short time.

Before the arrival of the new season next week, however, he said that most parts of the country will experience storms and strong winds, due to the arrival of a cold front which will clash with the hot weather, after which the temperature will drop to below 23oC, hailing the arrival of the cold season.

Through December and January, temperatures in Bangkok are forecast to drop to 21oC-23oC while, in mountainous areas, they could fall to as low as 5oC-6oC.

Source: Thai PBS World