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Brr! it's cold ❄️ Frost in Chaing Mai (pics + vid)

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Winter is here and so is frost in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai people welcomed the chill of winter as frost appeared at the top of Doi Inthanon mountain. With the temperature plunging to 5 degrees Celsius, locals and tourists greeted the cold weather.

Video here ...

On Sunday, at the top of Doi Inthanon, in Chom Thong district of Chiang Mai province, the first frost of the year could be seen with the naked eye, spread over leaves and grass, after the temperature continued to drop for successive days.

On Sunday morning, the top of Doi Inthanon mountain recorded 5 degrees Celsius. Visitors to the area enjoyed not only the chill but also the sight of frozen dew. They also could see the beautiful sea of ​​mist and the first light of the new day  nationthailand.com
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thaiga

TAT to promote winter tourism in three northeastern provinces



The Udon Thani Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is planning campaigns to promote tourism in three northeastern provinces during the cold season towards the year-end and early 2021.

The campaigns will promote Udon Thani, Nong Khai and Bueng Kan provinces, TAT's director of the office, Phawana Prajit, said.

"The primary campaign called "More Cool Isaan", aims to present interesting tourist attractions in each province, such as the Red Lotus Sea in Udon Thani, the sea of mist in Nong Khai, and the Naga Cave in Bueng Kan to different target groups ranging from senior citizens, business travellers and general public," she said.

"We are also planning to organise activities in cities that have no tourist attractions, such as healthy food festivals and sport events to attract Gen-Y travellers and sport enthusiasts.

"TAT also will promote travel during weekdays by offering special room packages and complementary meals to alleviate crowding and traffic jams that usually occur at tourist attractions during weekends and holidays," she added.

Udon Thani's signature attraction is the Nong Han Lake, better known as the Red Lotus Sea, in Kumphawapi district. The lake covers an area of 22,500 rai (3,600 hectares), featuring countless red lotuses that will bloom from mid-December until early March.

Nong Khai is rich with historical attractions dating back to the Lan Xang Empire in the 13th to 17th centuries. It also has several mountains, such as Phu Pha Dak, Phu Nong and Phu Huai Isaan in Sri Chiang Mai district where tourists can camp out on mountaintops and witness the sea of mist in the morning.

Located in Phu Langka National Park, Bueng Kan's Naga Cave has recently become famous as an adventurous trekking route that is more challenging than the notorious Phu Kradueng in Loei province. Only 350 travellers per day are allowed to take the route, which culminates at one of the most beautiful caves in Thailand.

nationthailand.com
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thaiga

Mechanic dies in garage due to exposure to cold weather

In a suspected case of hypothermia, a motor mechanic was found dead on Sunday in Bueng Kan province.
Police believe the man had possibly died from the cold weather in the night.

On Sunday, Loaw Loang Police Station in Bueng Khong Long district was informed that a mechanic, 44, was found dead in a garage office.

Police, together with rescue staff and doctors from Bueang Khong Long Hospital, went to the garage and found the dead man wearing a red shorts and a blue shirt. He had only a very thin blanket over him.

No wound was found on the body. Officials speculated that he had been dead for around 10 hours.
The dead man's daughter, 9, informed that she had slept in this office with her father last night. But her father did not awaken in the morning as usual.

Officials believe that the sharp fall in temperature at night had caused his death.

nationthailand.com
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thaiga

Visitors urged to cover up properly as Chiang Mai park visitor dies of heart
A 57-year-old Lamphun native, who was found unconscious in a toilet at Chiang Mai's Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park on Wednesday, was declared dead soon after arriving in hospital.

The doctor said the woman had suffered a heart attack.

Park chief Damrong Chakkramanon said visitors should keep themselves well covered when visiting the park because it is quite cold at the moment and this may affect the respiratory system.

nationthailand.com
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thaiga

Cool weather sends Thais traveling
(NNT) - Natural travel destinations have seen an uptick in visitors due to lower than usual temperatures in many regions.
Seas of mist in Nong Khai have attracted visitors to the province, with many choosing to ride on farming tractors to view the occurrence from mountaintops overlooking the Mekong River, separating Thailand from Lao PDR.

The province's glass Skywalk at Wat Pa Tak Sua, has proven another popular destination for both the viewing of mist and experiencing the novel attraction. Khon Kaen University's flower and windmill field is another destination that has gained wide interest. Boasting hundreds of thousands of flowers, some only blooming once a year, the field was originally planted to mark the university's graduation ceremony. It is now open to the public for 20 baht a person.

Another location attracting tourists who have chosen to forego the north is an integrative resolution center in Baan Rai district of Uthai Thani, that has been dubbed the coolest place in central Thailand. The local administration has created a field of cool climate plants, from lilies to Christmas trees to entice travelers.  thainews.prd.go.th
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thaiga

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thaiga

Campfires keep burning to warm villagers as temperatures drop in Si Sa Ket
Poor villagers in Si Sa Ket province are having to burn fires to keep themselves warm now that temperatures are dropping. One villager said on Monday that temperatures have been dropping over the past three days and they have been doing their best to keep fires burning all day.
nationthailand.com
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thaiga

Chilly days ahead for North, Northeast
Temperatures are set to fall in the North and Northeast as a strong high-pressure system from China moves into upper Thailand, the Meteorological Department forecast on Tuesday.

A drop of 6-8°C  is forecast for the plains areas, with overnight minimums of 8-16°C, from.Wednesday to Jan 3,

On mountaintops it will be cold to very cold, with minimum temperatures of 2-10°C bringing  isolated morning frosts.

In the Central and East regions, minimum temperatures will likely range from 15-22°C.

People are advised to watch their health.

With a stronger northeast monsoon across the Gulf of Thailand and the South, waves will be about 2 metres high in the upper part of the Guf, 2-3m in the lower part and more than 3m high during thundershowers.

Residents along the coastline should be ware of inshore surges. All vessels should proceed with caution. Small boats are advised to remain ashore from Dec 31 to Jan 3, the weather office said. bangkokpost.com

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thaiga

Cold weather it's freezing ere 🧊 Temperatures are expected to fall 1-3 degrees Celsius in the North and the Northeast

for the next 24 hours:

North: Cold weather minimum temperature 10-15 degrees Celsius, maximum 26-30°C temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 2-10°C.

Northeast Cold weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 9-13°C, maximum 23-27°C temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 4-8°C.
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thaiga

Another gift from China
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Cold weather; minimum temperature 16-19°C, maximum 26-28°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 5-14°C with frost in some areas.

Northeast: Cold weather with strong winds; minimum temperature 8-15°C, maximum 23-26°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 7-13°C.
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thaiga

Monkeys hit hard as temperature drops
As the cold front descends on Thailand to the relief of Thais, monkeys in some provinces are having a different experience.
The temperatures in Uthai Thani have dropped to 12-14 celsius up the hills and 16-18 on the ground in the morning. The chill has an negative impact on their habitat in the Pattawee mountain, a well-known tourist attraction. Many monkeys, especially mothers and cubs, were seen cuddling under the sun in groups close to the ground. Drought has also hit the province, reducing their food source.

In the areas of Phra Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan Shrine, Lop Buri, local monkeys were seen gathering in shelters. Residents in the areas said baby monkeys were heard crying in the cold weather.
nationthailand.com
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thaiga

Here's the weather forecast for the next 24 hours
North Cold weather with strong wind temperature lows of 10-15 degrees and highs of 18-27 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 4-11 degrees Celsius.
Northeast Cold to very cold weather with strong wind temperature lows of 7-12 degrees and highs of 20-23 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 2-10 degrees Celsius.
pics @thairath.co.th
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thaiga

North Cool to cold weather with strong wind temperature lows of 10-16 degrees and highs of 20-30 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 4-11 degrees Celsius.

Northeast Cold weather with strong wind temperature lows of 10-13 degrees and highs of 24-26 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 3-10 degrees Celsius.

Health Ministry warns people not to drink alcohol to keep warm
(NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has warned the general public of the increasing risk of catching a cold and influenza due to the drop in temperature, urging them to follow the same precautionary measures against COVID-19 to protect themselves against other respiratory diseases, while warning the public not to drink alcohol to keep warm or light a lantern or stove inside a tent.  the warming sensation from alcohol consumption is only temporary ...

full article thainews.prd.go.th
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thaiga

Thailand keeps getting colder
(NNT) - This week, Thailand can expect to face continuing cold weather. Some areas will even see very low temperatures, such as Nong Khai, where farm fish and cattle need extra care.

Today's temperature in Nong Khai province was as low as 10 degrees Celsius. The temperature drop has had affects on fish in farms in the Mekong River, as they consume much less feed. Even more, smaller fish cannot tolerate the cold and more have died than usual. Fish farmers have to feed the fish with supplements and vitamins in order to keep them strong. In Hin Ngom sub-district alone there are over 50 farms which have been affected by the low temperatures.

Besides the fish, pets and other domestic animals also require more care. Owners of fighting roosters must put their birds in the sunlight or even light a fire to keep them warm and healthy.Thailand keeps getting colder

Meanwhile, in Uthai Thani province, the temperature kept falling especially on higher ground. For instance, in Thong Lang, Huai Kot and Kan Makrood sub-districts, where the temperature was 9 - 10 degrees Celsius. Residents in the area had to put on more clothes and lit fires to keep themselves warm before going to work on their crops.

At the same time, in Chiang Rai, the governor Mr. Prajon Prachsakul, as a representative, received 300 blankets donated by teachers, students and parents from Anuban Chiang Rai School. The blankets will be passed to children and families in rural areas.

thainews.prd.go.th
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Taman Tun

This past week, my wife has been making good use of one of her most prized possessions:-  A fan heater we brought back from England about 12 years ago.  If we had known this winter was going to be so cold we could have made a small fortune by importing a whole container load of them.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

thaiga

Yes T.T. the thai's must feel the cold more than us, although this weather is quite acceptable for some expats i read  ;)
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Johnnie F.

Quote from: Taman Tun on January 15, 2021, 10:48:16 AMwe could have made a small fortune by importing a whole container load of them.

Typical in Thailand: making a small fortune of a big fortune! Why import? They're available in Thailand probably much cheaper than in the UK - at certain times.

For example I bought three of these in April two or three years ago for 165 Baht each: 400W, digital thermostat, timer. Similar ones go for about 2 - 3 times as much now. Good for warming up the bathroom before taking a shower.

Johnnie F.

Quote from: thaiga on January 15, 2021, 11:31:59 AMthis weather is quite acceptable for some expats i read  ;)

Fresh air and low humidity just doesn't come at high temperatures. It's one's preference, caused by what one got used to, how one developed. Nothing can beat the fresh air in Winter! It's natural to come at lower temperatures only. If one's preferring higher temperatures and not so good air, it's his personal disadvantage, that he wasn't in the climate zone he used to live in supplied sufficiently with that to appreciate it.

thaiga

Quote from: Johnnie F. on January 15, 2021, 12:55:07 PMFresh air and low humidity just doesn't come at high temperatures. It's one's preference, caused by what one got used to, how one developed. Nothing can beat the fresh air in Winter! It's natural to come at lower temperatures only. If one's preferring higher temperatures and not so good air, it's his personal disadvantage, that he wasn't in the climate zone he used to live in supplied sufficiently with that to appreciate it.
who is this one  :evilgrin
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thaiga

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Johnnie F.

You must've been softened by not cold enough winters:  :wave

"The coldest temperature ever recorded in Germany was on December 24, 2001, when it hit an incredible -45,9 degrees at the Funtensee measuring station in the Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria." (https://www.iamexpat.de/lifestyle/german-weather)

Average summer temperature

On average, temperatures in summer in Germany reach a balmy 16,4 degrees. July and August tend to be the hottest months with an average temperature of 17 and 16,9 degrees, respectively. The sun shines for an average of seven hours per day but expect some thundery showers, too: the average rainfall is a whopping 76,8mm per month.

thaiga

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Germany
All very well & good

what is interesting they say, the month you were born, effects how you feel the cold
and also How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality  :salute
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