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Cold Front to Linger in Northern Thailand





CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has reported that weather will remain cold in Chiang Rai due to the presence of high pressure system from China.

The Meteorological Department has advised people to keep themselves warm as the temperature in the upper part of the country will drop by another 1-2 degrees Celsius.

On the mountain tops, the mercury will drop to as low as 5-10 degrees Celsius. The upper North will see the temperature dropping to around 13-17 degrees Celsius .

The temperature could decrease to 11 degrees Celsius in the Northeastern region, with the lowest predicted to be as low as 6 degrees Celsius on the mountain tops.

The Ministry of Public Health has warned people in winter-stricken provinces to protect themselves against infectious diseases and illnesses resulting from alcohol consumption.

According to the Ministry, diseases which are often found during the cold season are mainly infectious ones such as cold, influenza, pneumonia, measles, chicken pox and hand-foot and mouth disease.

In addition to the winter-borne diseases, doctors have cautioned the public about self-inflicted illnesses particularly those led by alcohol consumption and injuries caused by trekking or camping activities at cold areas. – NNT
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