Winter to Begin Next Week in Thailand, Less Cold Than Previous Year


BANGKOK (NNT) –┬áThe Meteorological Department is set to declare the commencement of winter early next week, which is approximately two weeks later than the typical schedule. This delay is due to the lingering weak cool winds and an anticipated milder temperature trend.

Mr. Somkhuan Tonjan, Director of the Meteorological Observation Division from the Thai Meteorological Department, stated that rainfall would persist in the northern parts of the country, due to the diminishing cool winds, while Bangkok is expected to experience easterly and southeasterly winds along with higher humidity levels.

During this week, moderately cold winds will envelop the northern regions, leading to cooler temperatures in the Northeast. Some areas might experience rain before it gradually declines. The Meteorological Department is likely to make the official announcement of the onset of winter early next week.

In Thailand, winter is considered to have arrived when the lowest temperature remains below 23 degrees Celsius. Apart from the delayed start, Mr. Somkhuan mentioned that this winter would be comparatively less cold than usual. The coldest period is expected to be from early December to late January, with an average temperature ranging from 21 to 22 degrees Celsius.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.