CHIANG MAI – The Northern Most areas of Thailand continue to be hit by a cold snap, with the lowest temperature recorded at 8 degree Celsius.
The Meteorological Department has reported that a high pressure cell from China still covers most parts of the North, and many provinces experience a sharp drop in temperature. The temperature has plummeted to only 8 degrees at the top of Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon Mountain.
According to local weather offices, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai and Nan are experiencing an average temperature of 16-20 degree.
The department further said less rains are to be expected in the Central Plains, East and South on Friday due to a weakening monsoon trough. Floods triggered by heavy rains have affected 41 out of 77 provinces. 37 people have been killed and more than 3 million people affected since July.
Tropical storm Nari is meanwhile heading towards the Philippines’s Luzon island. Thai tourists traveling to the region are advised to closely follow weather updates.