Lampang gears up for big temperature drop

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LAMPANG, 6 December 2013 – Wintry conditions are set to linger in the northern province of Lampang as the average temperature has dropped to as low as 12 degrees Celsius.

The local weather unit said a cold spell has been gripping the province since December 2. The temperature on mountain tops is expected to sink to below 9 degrees Celsius.

Residents in 13 mountainous districts have been warned to prepare for a cold snap as another high-pressure cell from China is slated to cover the upper parts of Thailand during December 6-8.

Commuters driving past the mountainous areas are advised to brace for poor visibility during the morning hours due to thick fog.

The Lampang provincial administration has joined hands with local charities to provide winter gear and other necessities to hundreds of low-income earners and hill tribes villagers in Wang Nuea district, which is situated at high altitude.