CHIANG RAI – Thailand is officially entering its cold season on Saturday but the southern region is will remain battered by rain at least until Friday.
Although several northern provinces are still faced rain and flooding the rainy season for the north will soon end and overall temperature will gradually drop, there will be rain alternating with cold weather, then the cold wind will arrive.
The Meteorological Department on Wednesday announced that Saturday will mark the official start of cold season, which will continue until mid-February. Temperatures will drop sharply in the second half of December and remain cool to the end of January, it added.
Rainfall will subside in most parts of the country through the coming weekend, with downpours expected in Prachuap Khirikhan and all southern provinces until Friday, the weather agency said.
Forecaster Prapaporn Wongsaming warned of heavy rain and possible flash floods in all six provinces on the Andaman coast — Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun — on Friday.