Thai Provinces Brace for Heatwave


The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has announced an expected increase in temperatures across Thailand, with a forecasted rise of 3-5C due to a reduction in cold air mass over the upper part of the country. This change is anticipated to bring the hottest conditions around noon, particularly in the North, Northeast, Central, and Eastern regions.


From Wednesday until Monday, the North and Northeast are set to experience temperature increases of 3-5C. During this period, there is a 20% chance of rain in both regions from Saturday (Feb 17) to Monday (Feb 19). The Central regions will also see temperatures rise by 3-5C, with rain expected in 10-20% of the area and gusty winds in the lower parts, where temperatures will range from 33-37C from Friday to Monday.


The East and the eastern sides of the South are forecasted to face a 3-5C temperature rise, with a 10-30% chance of rain and gusty winds. The western side of the South is also expecting rain in 10-20% of the area, with temperatures reaching 31-37C.


In Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, a similar increase of 3-5C is predicted. From Friday to Monday, there is a 10-20% chance of rain and gusty winds, with temperatures expected to be between 32-37C.

The TMD also warned that the highest temperatures may reach up to 44C in certain areas, including Mae Hong Son and Uttaradit in the North, Sukhothai in the Central region, Tak in the South, and Udon Thani in the Northeast.

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.