Cold spell blankets the North

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As rainy season in Thailand’s northern region is going to be driven away in a couple of days by cold weather, several mountain top national parks today reported dropping temperatures, indicating the cold front has now arrived.

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Park officials at Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai reported the temperature on the hill at 6 degrees Celsius this morning.

They said it was the fifth consecutive day that the temperature on the hill falling to a single digits.

This indicates that winter is now coming to the northern region, Doi Inthanon park chief Pornthep Charoensuepsakul said.

At Kiew Mae Pan viewpoint, the temperature today was measured at 11 degrees Celsius.

Visibility on Doi Inthanon today was poor with thick fogs and light showers.

During the past long weekend during October 22-24, a total of 13,416 local and foreign tourists and 3,200 cars visited Doi Inthanon.