North faces five-day cold spell

It is already cold in the northern region, and it will get colder over the next several days, the Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.

All northern provinces were advised to brace for more cold weather over five days, as temperatures  are dropping with a low pressure zone now centred over China covering the region.

"Cold weather will continue in the North from Dec 18 to Dec 22. After that it will be a bit warmer," Pornnapha Thongthep, of the weather bureau in Chiang Mai, told FM100.5 news programme.

"The region has warmer weather during the daytime, but temperatures drop at night," she asaid.

Temperatures would fall by another 2 deg Celsius over the next five days, she said.

Chiang Rai and Phayao were the coldest provinces on Tuesday with temperatures there plunging to 7 deg  Celsius. In Doi Ang Khang, in Chiang Mai, the ground temperature was minus 1 deg Celsius, the department said.

The cold season in the North will stretch into mid-February.

Ms Pornnapha said the weather this year was colder than last year.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 19/12/2013 at 07:46 AM
only me, he probably doesn't like the cold
Discussion 2 : 19/12/2013 at 07:46 AM
It is 10c here in downtown Chiang Dao Chiang Mai, 9 yesterday.
Discussion 3 : 18/12/2013 at 09:52 PM
How do you thumb down a person for talking about the weather? Is there an auto thumb down meter somewhere? Yes it's cold, hope there isn't a rally in front of my place for agreeing.
Discussion 4 : 18/12/2013 at 09:27 PM
Chiang Rai city 7 degrees in parts this morning. Must be really cold in the mountains.
Discussion 5 : 18/12/2013 at 04:43 PM
Yep, I haven't felt this cold for a long time. 14 degrees at 5am here in Ayutthaya today. I had to get an extra blanket out last night. I think it's worse about 7am when that wind gets going and the sun has no heat in it. brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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