In Chiang Mai Officials at Doi Inthanon National Park reported the temperature on the mountain Tuesday morning at 8 degrees Celsius.
The dropping temperature is now attracting thousands of domestic tourists at this time each year. Many stay overnight so they can view the sunrise and see the mist at dawn.
Doi Inthanon park chief Mr Pornthep Charoensuebsakul reported open blue sky this morning with many tourists camping around the park office to view the sunrise and see the mist at dawn.
He said local tourists chose to visit Doi Inthanon before festive season with the number rising to 30,000 throughout the past one week.
He said however officials are getting ready to welcome more tourists this coming weekend by increasing checkpoints to facilitate motorists who are not accustomed to the routes and to ensure safety, particularly at night.
Officials advised that they should be prepared for the cold weather – especially those suffering from hypertension, asthma or respiratory tract disease – and drivers should beware of thick fog in some areas.