Frost happened on mountaintops in the North where the lowest temperature fell to 5 Celsius degree Sunday morning, the Meteorological Department announced.
The department announced in its daily weather report that the minimum temperatures on mountaintops in Northern provinces ranged from 5 to 11 degrees while the temperature on the lowland in the North ranged from 17 to 21 degrees.
The department said the temperature continued to drop two to three Celsius degrees because of a prolonged influence of intense high pressure over upper Thailand.
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai countryside the thermometer has dropped to just a few degrees above zero and overnight frost has been reported on Doi Intahnon (Thailand’s highest point). This cold weather is having a significant impact and creating hardship for those Thai people living in accommodation with no heating and no blankets.
7-day Forecast Dec 11, 2011 – Dec 17, 2011
During 11-12 Dec and 17 Dec, cool, 1-2oC drop. minimum temperature 16-22 oC. maximum 29-32 oC. Cold to very cold with isolated frost on mountaintops, Minimum temperature 4-10 oC. Northeasterly winds 10-30 km/hr. During 13-16 Dec, slightly rise in temperature and isolated light rain. Cool with morning fog, minimum temperature 16-21 oC. Cold to very cold with isolated frost on mountaintops, minimum temperature 4-10 oC. Northeasterly winds 10-25 km/hr.