6 June 2024

The sun will be directly over Thailand at 12.16pm this Wednesday, but it will not be the hottest day, according to the Meteorological Department.

The department’s Director of central weather forecasting Somkuan Tonjan said today (Monday) that temperatures in Bangkok are only forecast to vary between 36oC and 39oC on Wednesday because there will be some cloud cover.

Weather across Thailand has been hot to very hot since the beginning of this month, but it will be cooler after Wednesday, due to a low pressure system and the south-easterly winds, which will bring humidity from the Gulf of Thailand to parts of Thailand from Friday.

The clash of cool air, heat and humidity will bring rain to several areas, which will ease the hot weather, he said.

The hottest day ever in Thailand was on April 28th, 2016, in Muang district of the northern province of Mae Hong Son, when the temperature recorded at 44.6oC.

Other record hot days in Thailand were as follows:

  • April 28th, 1960 in the north-eastern province of Udon Thani, 43.9oC
  • May 22nd, 1983 in Bangkok, 40.8oC
  • April 23rd, 1990 in Kabin Buri district of the eastern province of Prachin Buri, 42.9oC
  • March 29th, 1992 in Muang district of the southern province of Trang, 40.5oC
  • April 11th, 2016 in Nong Phlap district of Prachuap Khiri Khan, 42oC