Pack your sunscreen and get ready for sizzle, folks! The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is raising the curtain on what seems to be an epic performance by Mother Nature herself. Summer is strutting in fashionably late next month, and it’s bringing temperatures that are ready to set the stage on fire, we’re talking a scorching 44.5C crescendo!
Mark your calendars—this torrid affair kicks off in the fourth week of February and doesn’t take a final bow until the end of May. And when mid-March hits, brace yourselves, because that’s when the temperature is going to soar between 43-44.5C, reaching its steamy peak through to early May. It’s not just the heat that’s going to steal the spotlight, though; the TMD’s forecast teases us with an ensemble of downpours, albeit with a plot twist—the precipitation might just take a 30% nosedive from the usual annual routine. Shorter showers could mean a drama for our pals in household consumption and agriculture, especially those in the parched areas off the irrigation grid, the TMD noted with a hint of caution.
Up in the northern realms of Thailand, the average temperature is ready to do a little dance around 36-37C, which is slightly higher than last year’s average pirouette of 35.8C. Get ready, because the headliners for this high-temperature tour include the dazzling northern and northeastern provinces—think Chiang Rai with its enchanting blue temples, Mae Hong Son with its tantalizingly curvy roads, Nong Khai with the legendary Mekong as its backdrop, not to forget the cultural tapestry of Sakon Nakhon and Khon Kaen.
Meanwhile, diving into the Central Plains, places like Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, and Chai Nat are warming up to hit a fever pitch at 44C. But it’s not just the heartland heating up. Our southern sensations from Prachuap Khiri Khan stretching all the way down to Yala are prepping to tip the scales at a sunny 41C. That’s pretty much in harmony with the Big Mango, aka Bangkok, and its metropolitan neighbors, as per the agency’s whisperings.
So, there you have it—whether you’re a sun-seeker, a shade-hugger, or a rain dancer, Thailand’s summer sensation is tuning up to be an unforgettable symphony of extremes. Stay hydrated, stay cool and most of all, stay mesmerized by the seasonal spectacle! 🌞