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LA NINA & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES

LA NINA  & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES
LA NINA  & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES

Hua Hin has seen temperatures as low as 16C this week, while three people already died from the unusual cold weather in northern regions. 

The weather, which is forcing many to put on jackets when venturing outdoors and contemplate skipping morning showers, is expected to continue throughout the week, said meteorologist Seree Supratid, director of the Climate Change & Disaster Center.

“The cold weather’s been here since Monday, and will last through today. After that it will get slightly warmer before dipping down again around Sunday,” he said. 

Seree said that the cold spell was due to a high pressure system from China and La Nina, a natural phenomenon where sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are lower than normal. It’s the opposite of El Nino, where the oceans are warmer for a part of the cycle. 

“It’s a La Nina year, so it’s just colder than normal,” Seree said. “But due to global warming, temperatures worldwide are higher anyway.” 

He says those with sensitive allergies to changing temperatures should take note and bundle up – but the cool, of course, won’t last long. Thailand usually enters the hot season in March. 

The Thai Meteorological Department said that the country would see cooler weather through Sunday, with lows of 7 to 12 C and highs of 26C Wednesday.

Temperatures will range from 12C to 31C Thursday to Saturday, and between 8C and 30C on Sunday and Monday. Northern mountaintops can be as freezing as 2C.

There have been at least three cases of people in the north and northeast dying from the cold. Samneang Nontapot, 65, was found dead Wednesday in Nong Khai province while keeping watch over his outdoor garden through the night. On Monday a man in Udon Thani who drank and slept outside was found dead. 

The forecast for Hua Hin for the next week is described below: 

Thursday 14th January 29/18 Hazy sun

Friday 15th January 30/19 Times of clouds and sun

Saturday 16th January 30/20 Sunshine

Sunday 17th January 30/21 Sunshine

Monday 18th January 29/20 Partly sunny

Tuesday 19th January 28/19 Partly sunny

Wednesday 20th January 30/21 Sunshine

Thursday 21st January 31/22 Clouds and sunshine

LA NINA  & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES
LA NINA  & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES
LA NINA  & HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LEADS TO LOW TEMPERATURES
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