Health watch urged for several areas as mercury drops (Thailand)

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.”

Read more in The Nation


About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is:
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