Pattaya and provinces across Thailand brace for heat wave this week

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The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has announced an expected increase in temperatures across Thailand, with a forecasted rise of 3-5 degree Celsius due to a reduction in cold air mass over the upper part of the country.

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has announced an expected increase in temperatures across Thailand, with a forecasted rise of 3-5 degree Celsius due to a reduction in cold air mass over the upper part of the country. This change is anticipated to bring the hottest conditions around noon, particularly in the North, Northeast, Central, and Eastern regions including Pattaya City.



From Wednesday until Monday, the North and Northeast are set to experience temperature increases of 3-5C. During this period, there is a 20% chance of rain in both regions from Saturday (Feb 17) to Monday (Feb 19). The Central regions will also see temperatures rise by 3-5 degree Celsius, with rain expected in 10-20% of the area and gusty winds in the lower parts, where temperatures will range from 33-37C from Friday to Monday.

The East and the eastern sides of the South are forecasted to face a 3-5 degree Celsius temperature rise, with a 10-30% chance of rain and gusty winds. The western side of the South is also expecting rain in 10-20% of the area, with temperatures reaching 31-37 degree Celsius.



In Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, a similar increase of 3-5 degree Celsius is predicted. From Friday to Monday, there is a 10-20% chance of rain and gusty winds, with temperatures expected to be between 32 and 37 degree Celsius.

The TMD also warned that the highest temperatures may reach up to 44 degree Celsius in certain areas, including Mae Hong Son and Uttaradit in the North, Sukhothai in the Central region, Tak in the South, and Udon Thani in the Northeast. (NNT)


The change is anticipated to bring the hottest conditions around noon, particularly in the North, Northeast, Central, and Eastern regions including Pattaya City.