Another round of cold weather during Dec 31-Jan 2

Thai people in most parts of the country except the southern region will experience another round of cold weather from Sunday until Tuesday due to strong cold front from China which is now covering Vietnam and Laos.

The Thai Meteorological Department predicted that the mercury in the upper part of Thailand would drop 2-4 degrees Celsius, beginning on Sunday, starting with the northern region which will be hit with the cold weather followed by the northern, central and eastern regions.

Meanwhile, the northeastern monsoon which is looming over the Gulf and southern region has gained strength which will result in more rains in the South with heavy rains in some parts of the region. The sea is rough with waves about 2-3 metres high.

Low temperatures in northeastern provinces were predicted to between 15-19 degrees Celsius and high temperatures range between 26-32 degrees Celsius, but mountain-top temperature may vary between 8-12 degrees Celsius.

In the North, low temperatures vary between 18-22 degrees Celsius whereas high temperatures were forecast to range from 27-33 degrees Celsius. Mountain-top temperatures range from 7-13 degrees Celsius.

In the central region, low temperatures vary between 21-22 degrees Celsius with fog in the morning. High temperatures average 31-32 degrees Celsius.

60 percent of the east coast of the South will experience rains with heavy rains in some parts in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

Bangkok and its peripherals were predicted to be partly cloudy with morning fog. Low temperatures vary from 23-24 degrees Celsius while high temperatures vary from 31-33 degrees Celsius.