CHIANGRAI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment instructed the country’s national parks and natural attractions to immediately close their parks if they face flood or mudslide threats.
Overall the situation is easing as the country heads for the cool season. Temperatures are dropping in the far north provinces such as Chiang Rai, which has seen less rainfall than in previous years. Meanwhile to lighten our day, the Northern Meteorological Department said it was possible that northern provinces will experience snow this year.
This year, Thailand will face more cool weather and it will last longer, which could cause snow falls in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai,” the report claimed. This could give tourists visiting the north their first white Christmas if the sites where snow will fall could be accurately predicted.
Cool weather from China is moving into Thailand reducing temperatures that will make December the coolest on record.
According to the Meteorological Department, snow occurred in Chiang Rai in 1955 and 1958.