CHIANG RAI – Get a warmer jacket and add some more blankets to your bed as the Meteorological Department said temperatures are forecast to drop by 2 – 4C further in the northern region of Thailand from 1 – 3 January due to a strong high pressure system from China. An average temperature in the northern and northeastern regions will be below 15C.
The Meteorological Department said there would be fog in the morning and strong winds in the northern region. The lowest temperatures will be around 12 – 15C in the upper part of the region. The lower part will be slightly warmer and frost will be found on some mountain tops.
A northeastern monsoon at the southern region and the Gulf of Thailand will continue to be strong until 3 January 2015, causing strong winds and high waves in the lower part of the Gulf of Thailand or from Nakhon Si Thammarat province downward.
Temperatures in Bangkok and the vicinity will drop by 1 – 2C with strong winds. The lowest temperatures will stand between 18 – 19C and the highest between 29 – 30C with a northeast wind of 15 – 35 km/hr.