Thailand’s cold weather to remain until January

The Meteorology Department said on Sunday that temperatures in the North and Northeast will drop by 1-3 degrees Celsius (°C) over the next few days, before climbing by an average of 2°C by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, temperatures in Bangkok, the Central Plains and the East are expected to remain between 13-18°C, at least until tomorrow, the department warned.

The department explained that a cold front from China which has brought down the mercury across Thailand’s upper regions will continue to affect temperatures in the North and Northeast until next month, Bangkok Post reported.

“It can vary depending on elevation and area. In mountainous areas, temperatures could drop to as low as 1°C, so tourists and residents in affected areas are advised to wear jackets to keep themselves warm,” said Department Chief Somsak Khaosuwan.

The Meteorology Department forecasted the cold front will continue to affect temperatures until late January and possibly into February, the report added.

Source: Bangkok Post