Chilly weather greets residents in North

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BANGKOK, 4 October 2013 Chilly weather has spread down from China to cover Thailand’s North, triggering the temperature on top of Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai to drop to 11.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was widespread on Doi Inthanon on Thursday morning, when officials determined that the lowest daily temperature had decreased from Wednesday’s reading of 13 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department’s northern office on the same day issued a warning against cold weather expected from the middle of November to the middle of January. According to the office, heavy fog can be expected in some areas and very cold weather will be experienced on certain days in the North. It indicated that the peak cold period will be during late December and early January, when the lowest temperature in the upper portion of the North is expected to be between 14-16 degrees Celsius. However, those in the mountaintops will likely experience lowest temperatures of between 5-10 degrees Celsius.

The upcoming cold season, forecast to bring colder weather than the previous season, is expected to end in the middle of February.