Thailand Meteorological Department officially announced that the nation will be entering the cold season on 17 October of this year. The cold season will last longer than last year extending to February 2020. The average temperature throughout the cold season will also be lower compared to last year, with the coldest period starting on December 2019 to January 2020. This year’s cold season is expected to last for 122 days compared to in 2018 when the cold season lasted only 117 days.

We’re happy to hear that the cold season will last longer this year with a lower average temperature throughout the nation. The lowest average temperature will range from 20 to 21 C, last year in 2018’s cold season the lowest average temperature was 21.9 C.  Some areas are expected to have heavy fog in the morning, especially on days with warmer temperatures. Some provinces in the South of Thailand will have heavy rain in the cold season, especially in November to December 2019. Other provinces in Thailand will face rain but not as bad as provinces in the South. Citizens in the South are warned to beware of flash floods from rivers and the forests.

Thailand is a tropical climate country, even in the cold season, the sun is going to be bright and temperatures will remain humid and hot in the daytime. The good thing is, the cold season always comes with fresh winds and much lower temperatures after sunset and early mornings which is definitely a good break from the constant heat all day, every day. After the cold season comes the official Hot Season that definitely lives up to its name. Normally hot season will begin in March or May of every year.

Thailand enters Cold Season on 17 October 2019.
Credit: Khaosod

Fun fact, the coldest temperature recorded in Thailand was not up in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, it was in Sakon Nakhon Province at a freezing temperature of -1.4 C recorded on the 2nd of January year 1974.

Facebook Caption: We’re happy to hear that the cold season will last longer this year with a lower average temperature throughout the nation.

Source: Khaosod

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