Temperatures have been dropping in many regions across the country, with some northern areas already hit by a cold spell.
The Meteorological Department yesterday urged people to take extra care of their health as weather conditions were changing.
“It’s just between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius on mountaintops,” it said.
According to the weather bureau, the mercury dropped by between 1-3 degrees in the North, Northeast, East and Central regions yesterday under the influence of a high-pressure ridge hovering over the upper part of the country.
In Bangkok and its vicinity, the lowest temperatures were 19-20 degrees.
While the cold weather is proving a welcome relief for many and has even stimulated tourism, it is posing a health threat to people who lack adequate warm clothes.
In Chon Buri’s Sattahip district, for example, a 13-year-old boy blamed his mother’s death on the chill.
“It’s very cold at night,” the boy said tearfully. “We don’t have enough blankets.”