Winter is here, says weather chief
Thailand’s winter has started and is expected to last until February, with the mercury likely to fall to its lowest point on Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai province, at zero degrees Celsius, Meteorological Department director-general Wanchai Sakudomchai said on Tuesday.
Wanchai told a press conference that the winter season had officially begun on Monday.
He said the Kiew Mae Pan viewpoint spot on Doi Inthanon mountain would see temperatures dropping to 0-2 degrees Celsius during the coldest period in the coming months.
The lowest temperature in the Northeast is expected be in the range of around 8 to 15 degrees, while Bangkok is likely to sees lows of 19 to 21 degrees.
The coldest time of the year is expected to be in the second half of December through early January, Wanchai said.
The mercury will not fall sharply, but on a gradual basis.
That said, the weather would be colder overall and the cold spell would be longer than last year’s, the director-general added.