April extreme heat warning issued in Pattaya and across Thailand

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Health implications of prolonged exposure to excessive heat include weakness, dizziness, skin irritations, and potentially life-threatening conditions like heatstroke. (Photo – Jomtien Beach in April)

The temperatures soar to unprecedented highs, prompting concerns of dangerous heat levels during the first week of April. The Department of Health urges the public to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities amidst the risk of heatstroke.

The heat index, reflecting the perceived temperature influenced by factors like humidity and airflow, signals an imminent threat. Recommendations for managing the rising heat index vary based on Celsius temperature ranges:

Those at high risk should prioritize hydration and minimize outdoor activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Vigilance in monitoring personal symptoms is advised for vulnerable groups.

Essential contact numbers for nearby hospitals should be readily available.

Complete avoidance of outdoor endeavors is recommended, given today’s expected dangerously high heat index.

Health implications of prolonged exposure to excessive heat include weakness, dizziness, skin irritations, and potentially life-threatening conditions like heatstroke.



High-risk individuals, including infants, seniors, pregnant women, those with pre-existing conditions, outdoor workers, and tourists, are urged to remain cautious. Emergency situations can be reported by dialing 1669.

The prevalent heat wave across Thailand, driven by low atmospheric pressure, necessitates citizens’ proactive measures. With maximum temperatures ranging from 41-42 degrees Celsius in the northern, northeastern, and central regions, and 39-40 degrees Celsius in the eastern and southern regions, including Bangkok, staying indoors is paramount for safety.


High-risk individuals, including infants, seniors, pregnant women, those with pre-existing conditions, outdoor workers, and tourists, are urged to remain cautious. Emergency situations can be reported by dialing 1669. (Photo – Jomtien Beach in April)
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