Feel the heat? Summer is coming
THE THAI Meteorological Department (TMD) will soon announce the start of summer in Thailand, which could see temperatures peak at 42-43 degrees Celsius during April, Nation TV reporter for environment news Ittipat Pinraroj said on Wednesday.
Signalled by a recent shift that sees winds now bringing humidity from the Southern China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to cover the country, summer would begin around the same time it started last year -– on March 3 – he said.
This is close to the TMD’s earlier forecast that summer will begin in late February and end by mid-May.
The daily maximum temperature in upper Thailand during summer would be around 35C to 36C , the TMD said. From mid-March to April, some areas would be hit with a peak of 42C to 43C on certain days, the TMD said.
The season may see summer thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail that could damage properties and farm crops. As rainfall might be reduced and insufficient for use in various areas, people were advised to save water, he added.