Thai Meteorological Department Debunks Rumors of ‘Hottest Weather Crisis’ Until September


On April 27th, 2024, the Thai Meteorological Department publicly revealed a case where Thai netizens spread rumors and warned of “Thailand’s hottest weather crisis until September”.

The Thai Meteorological Department explained that summer typically begins in mid-February and lasts until mid-May, two and a half months. During this time, the Earth was closer to the sun and the sun was directly overhead, especially in April, when the sun was almost directly overhead in Thailand around noon daily, resulting in full exposure to sunlight.

During summer, wind directions varied and were often accompanied by low pressure due to the prevailing heat, resulting in relatively hot and humid conditions, with average temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

However, as the rainy season began from mid-May to mid-October, the southwest monsoon prevails, bringing moist winds to cover Thailand. These winds helped dissipate the hot air and generally led to increased rainfall, which in turn helped to lower temperatures.

Therefore, in September, which marked the end of the rainy season, heavy rainfall was common in almost every part of Thailand. The average temperature was not particularly high due to the rain. The situation of extreme heat crisis in Thailand was therefore unlikely to occur until September, according to the Meteorological Department.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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