23 May 2024

Thailand is experiencing very hot weather across the country today, with the maximum temperature predicted to rise to 43oC in some areas of the northern region, according to the Meteorological Department.

Rain is forecast in the extreme south with isolated heavy showers due to the westerly and north-westerly winds blowing over the Andaman Sea and the southern region, with easterly and south-easterly winds over the southern part of the Gulf.

Maximum temperatures in the northern provinces today are forecast too range from 38oC to 43oC, while the north-eastern region is expected to peak at 41oC.

The central region is also hot, with maximum temperatures varying from 39oC to 42oC. In Bangkok, the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 41oC.

Maximum temperatures in the eastern region are forecast to vary from 35oC to 41oC.

Thoen district of Lampang recorded the highest temperature, at 43oC, on Sunday, followed by Khor sub-district in Surin, 42.8oC, 41.5oC in Muang district of Kanchanaburi, 40.9oC in Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaew and 40.5oC in Bangkok and Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani.

Meanwhile, the Marine and Coastal Resources Department reported that spot check of coral bleaching and sea temperatures found that one percent of the corals surveyed is bleaching.

Coral reefs around Nu and Maew islands off Songkhla province being monitored for possible bleaching, as sea temperatures there were measured at 30.95oC on April 18 and 19, which is about 1.56 degrees than in March.