Doi Inthanon National Park sees first frost of the year as temperatures drop
A LARGE NUMBER of tourists yesterday woke up to a glistening vista of this year’s first winter frost covering Doi Inthanon, the country’s highest point at 2,565 metres above sea level, in Chiang Mai’s Chom Thong district.
As temperatures at Doi Inthanon National Park plunged, the frost covered bushes along the five-kilometre Kew Mae Pan Trail leading to the mountain’s peak, said park |head assistant Wutthipong Dongkhamfoo.
Tourists welcomed the sight by taking photographs, which were shared on social media, before the frozen dew disappeared with the sunrise. “These tourists are lucky to see the year’s first frozen dew, as it is a rare sight,” he added.
On the same morning, visitors to Pha Tang Mountain, which stands at 1,635 metres above sea level, in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Kaen district enjoyed breathtaking scenery when a sea of morning fog swamped the area as the temperature dropped to 11 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the Thai Meteorological Department reported that the North would experience cooler weather with morning fog, while the Northeast, Central and East areas from Thursday to Sunday would see temperatures drop by 3C to 5C with some rainfall.
The South will have abundant rain with heavy downpours in some parts, prompting the department to warn people to take appropriate actions.
As a moderate northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South of Thailand will bring rain, the department also warned against strong winds and waves up to two metres high, posing a risk to ships.