The Meteorological Department predicts that temperatures will decrease over the country from December 14-18 as a result of a powerful cold front from China, with the exception of the south, where heavy rain is still predicted.
The agency predicts a decrease of 4-6 °C in the northeast, and a drop of 3-5 °C in the northern, eastern, and central areas, including Bangkok.
The NWS forecasts that another powerful cold front will sweep through the Northern Hemisphere on Sunday, December 18th, and then spread southward to other regions over the next several days before fading.
While this is going on, a low-pressure storm and mild north-easterly monsoon covering the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea will bring heavy rain to the south, which may lead to floods or overflows from natural streams.
According to reports from government officials, the chilly weather during the holiday weekend also prompted people to visit mountain getaways like Chiang Mai’s Huai Nam Dang National Park and Phetchaburi’s Khao Phanoen Thung in Kaeng Krachan National Park.