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Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
« on: March 15, 2016, 05:52:46 PM »
How you guys holding up in this heat, wunderground gives 40 and tomorrow much warmer than today, lets hope the leccy holds up



Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand

Parts of Thailand are facing an extra-hot weekend thanks to an unusually warm air mass over the Pacific Ocean, a Mahidol University academic said on Tuesday.

The front was the hottest measured in 50 years and could cover the country and push temperatures higher than at this point last year, said Jiraphol Sinthunava, a lecturer at Mahidol University's Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies.

Thailand would be the hottest country in Southeast Asia between Thursday and Saturday and the advancing warm front could become a severe heatwave that could pose health hazards, he said.

A severe heatwave is one that sees temperatures hover above 42 degrees Celsius for more than 24 hours while relative humidity exceeds 70%, he said.

Vulnerable to excessive heat are children younger than five years old, seniors aged 70 and older, and those suffering diseases that impaired their cooling system, Mr Jiraphol said.

full article: Bangkokpost
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Re: Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
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Re: Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 02:41:54 PM »
BF I often find that temperatures are forecast too high.
Let's hope that's true next week - 46C wow !
 

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Re: Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 06:10:28 AM »
I see the Accuweather site has 39C - 40C for next week.
Hopefully we will not see 46 C which would be a killer !
 

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Re: Severe heat - Mercury set to reach 41C
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 01:58:10 PM »
Mercury set to reach 41C

Temperatures Thursday will reach 41C as a result of a low-pressure system over northern Thailand, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) says.

The TMD's heat forecast is lower than forecasts by some experts who predict the temperature could reach 42C.

Bangkok temperatures last reached 41C during March in 2012 and 2013. The TMD forecast for the weekend is for daily highs of 34C.

According to the TMD, hot weather will cover the North, the Northeast and parts of the Central Plains, Thursday. The hottest region will be the Northeast.

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Re: Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 04:57:09 PM »
Yes Thaiga. I'm in Ban Hong / Lamphun area atm - it's 40C at 'home' and I noticed today, returning from Chiang Mai, quite a few obviously spontaneous fires breaking out on the surrounding small mountains, BUT as I posted earlier, Accuweather is predicting around 40C in Korat in the coming week and I truly hope that earlier forecast of 46C earlier, does NOT happen.
That sort of temperature will cost lives.
 

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Re: Severe heat - Heat wave threat ruled out
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 06:41:41 PM »
Heat wave threat ruled out

According to englishnews.thaipbs.or.th it ain't gonna happen
the heat wave threat and the possibility of it hitting the country during March 17-19 has been ruled out.

Yes roger as you say hazardous to health

Their assurance of no heat wave threat came after an environmental and natural resources academic of Mahidol University, Mr Jirapol Sindhunava, revealed that the record high heat winds in 50 years from the Pacific Ocean has blown into and has covered Thailand.

As a consequence, Thailand will suffer the hottest temperature among Asean countries from March 17 to 19.

But what he said as concerning about was that this heat winds could alter to heat waves that could heighten the hot temperatures of the country and could be hazardous to health, he said.

However meteorologists and marine scientists dismissed the heat wave fear, reasoning that there was no chance of heat wave threat to the country because the hottest day in Thailand is caused by the sun right over the head or is positioned at 90 degrees on the horizon or in April.

Heat wave normally occurs in countries which have large deserts such as India and America.

As Thailand has no desert, so the chance of being hit by heat wave is impossible, assured Mr Wanchai Sak-udomchai, director-general of the Meteorological Department.

For today, the hottest temperature will be 41 degrees Celsius in Nakhon Sawan, Tak and Lampang.

Thailand’s record high temperature was reported in Uttaradit province at 44.5 degrees on 27 April 1960, he said.

He also said the hottest day in Bangkok this year would not break the 1960 record as moistures from the sea would be blown in during the afternoon, noting the hottest temperatures in Bangkok will be from noon to 2 pm at the average 35 -38 degrees Celsius

But in hilly areas such as Kanchanaburi and Tak, the temperatures now have exceeded 40 degrees already now.

Meanwhile director of the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Dr Anon Sanitwong na Ayutthaya also commented that the occurrence of heat wave in Thailand or in Bangkok is rare as Bangkok located close to the sea, thus enabling transfer of air from land to sea.

The possibility of heat wave will be in hilly areas such as Tak, Mae Hong Son or Kamphaengphet.

But he said there must be accumulation of heat first before heat wave could be formed and happen, adding Thailand was never suffered from heat wave in history.
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Re: Severe heat on tap for weekend across Thailand
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 07:29:07 PM »
Yes. In that area - 6.30 pm - 36C
In the heat wave area and no a/c !
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