11 July 2024

People living in several northern and central provinces may already feel that the weather is hot enough, but even hotter days are forecast, peaking on April 8, warned Somkuan Tonjan, director of Meteorological Observation Division today.

Somkuan advised that it will be exceedingly hot, although there could be some rainfall from April 9th to 11th, which may provide some temporary relief before the long Songkran holidays.

He said that the current hot weather does not qualify as a heat wave, like the one originating in Nepal and India which struck Thailand in 2016, but is the result of the low pressure cell covering the country.

Yesterday’s maximum temperatures were:

  • Central region: 42.3oC in Muang district of Kanchanaburi.
  • Northern region: 42.0oC in Muang district of Lampang.
  • North-eastern region: 40.9oC in Sawang Wirawong district of Ubon Ratchathani and Muang district of Surin.
  • Bangkok and vicinity: 40.7oC in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani.

The Meteorological Department, forecasts hot weather in all four regions today, with maximum temperatures ranging from 40oC-42oC, with isolated rain showers in the southern region.

In and around Bangkok, the maximum will be between 36oC to 40oC.