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Hottest time of year formally starts this Sunday

Hottest time of year formally starts this Sunday

BANGKOK: Summer will officially arrive in Thailand on Sunday (Mar 5), with the temperature reaching 43 degrees Celsius at its highest, according to an announcement issued on Friday by the Meteorological Department.

By Bangkok Post

Saturday 4 March 2023, 07:00AM

The arrival of the hot season will coincide with the monsoon covering the upper part of the country changing its direction from northeast to southeast, reports Bangkok Post.

The change will result in people in the northern and northeastern regions seeing a steady increase in temperature, touching a daily peak of at least 35C in the afternoons.

However, the department said the northern and northeastern regions would face cooler weather and some fog in the morning, while even lower temperatures would be felt on the tops of mountains.

This year’s summer is expected to end in mid-May, with an approximate average temperature of 35.5C, higher than last year’s 34C.

The highest temperatures will be 40–43C, with Sukhothai, Tak, Mae Hong Son and Lampang expected to be among the hottest provinces. According to the department, the highest temperature in Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces is expected to reach 38–39C.

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JohnC | 05 March 2023 - 09:19:44

Fair enough to call it the hot season but officially calling it summer is just wrong. Officially, winter just finished a few days ago and officially summer everywhere in the northern hemisphere worldwide is always June-August. Stick to calling the Thai seasons; cool, hot and rainy.


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