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Citizens Warned as Cold Weather Arrives in Chiang Rai Province

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CHIANG RAI – The provincial disaster office has warned citizen that the temperature in the mountain areas of the northern and northeastern regions are expected to drop shortly as winter season is approaching.

The temperature in Chiang Rai and other provinces of Northern Thailand have already started to drop slightly, with strong cool breezes in the morning.

Cold weather can be felt on highlands and mountain peaks in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Lampang, Nan, Payao, Tak, Pitsanulok, Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Khon Kaen, Surin, Buriram, Srisaket, Udorn Thani, Kalasin, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Panom, Mukdaharn, and Ubon Ratchathani.

Over the next three days, a high pressure from China will be prevailing over the upper parts of Thailand, causing the temperature in the area to drop by 4-6 degrees Celsius. This condition may cause extreme cold weather on mountain peaks where the temperature can quickly drop to as low as 6-9 degrees Celsius.

The provincial disaster office has warned the general public to keep themselves updated with latest weather information, follow instructions given from officials, and keep themselves healthy. More information is available 24/7 on www.disaster.go.th, Hotlines 1748 and 192, and Mae Hong Son Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office tel 0 5361 4313.

By Tanakorn Sangiam