Heatwave Warning: Thailand Experiences Extreme Heat!

Heatwave Warning: Thailand Experiences Extreme Heat!

Thailand is undergoing a severe heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 43 degrees Celsius in specific regions and Bangkok experiencing peaks around 40 degrees Celsius. In the scene of this extreme heat, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has advised the residents to limit outdoor activities and prioritize their health.

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Written by ANH Dang Updated on 25-04-2024
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1. North of Thailand

Northern Thailand is significantly impacted, experiencing nighttime temperatures between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius and daytime highs of 37 to 43 degrees Celsius. Thunderstorms are anticipated in roughly 10% of the region, with strong winds occurring in areas such as Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, and Phetchabun.

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Mae Hong Son town on a hot day

2. Northeast of Thailand

The northeastern region is also experiencing the effects, facing scorching temperatures and intermittent thunderstorms forecasted in roughly 10% of the area, especially in Loei, Chaiyaphum, and Nakhon Ratchasima. Nighttime temperatures will range from 25 to 29 degrees Celsius, while daytime peaks will hit between 39 and 42 degrees Celsius.

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Tad Ton National Park in Chaiyaphum

3. Central Thailand

Central Thailand is similarly affected by the heatwave, with sporadic thunderstorms forecast in about 10% of the region. Areas like Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Uthai Thani, and Lopburi may experience strong winds. Nighttime temperatures range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius, while daytime highs reach 39 to 41 degrees Celsius.

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Erawan Waterfall is an ideal destination to cool off in Kanchanaburi

4. East of Thailand

In Thailand's eastern region, temperatures remain high, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms affecting about 10% of the area, notably in Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. The temperatures drop between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius at night, while daytime temperatures rise to 35 and 41 degrees Celsius. The sea is generally calm, with waves below 1 meter, although wave heights can exceed 1 meter during thunderstorms.

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The streets of Chonburi during thunderstorm season

5. Southern East of Thailand

The southern east coast provinces of Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat are experiencing similar conditions, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius at night and from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius during the day. The sea remains generally calm, with waves below 1 meter, although they can rise above 1 meter during thunderstorms.

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Khao Sok National Park

6. Southern West of Thailand

The southern west coast, including Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun, is especially susceptible to hot weather and thunderstorms, impacting 30% of the region. The temperatures here range from 25 to 29 degrees Celsius at night and 35 to 38 degrees Celsius during the day. The sea features waves that average roughly 1 meter in height, increasing during thunderstorms.

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Emerald Pool in Krabi

7. Bangkok and its surroundings

Bangkok and its surroundings are hot, with occasional cloud cover during the day and isolated places of intense heat. According to KhaoSod, the night temperature is likely between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius, while daytime temperatures will range between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius.

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The city of Bangkok during the heatwave

During this period of extreme heat, the residents are recommended to remain hydrated, seek shade, and restrict outside activity during the warmest times of the day. Older people, minors, and individuals with health difficulties should exercise extra caution.


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