Bangkok faces hottest summer in three years

Some memes never get old.
Some memes never get old.

Think it’s been hot lately? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Summer officially begins Sunday, and things are expected to soon be blazing through mid-May, with Bangkok bracing for highs of 39C, which would be the hottest on record since 2019. 

For even worse, look north. Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai, and Tak provinces will likely reach upward of 43C, according to government meteorologists.

The capital’s hottest weather will be preceded by heavy haze this month, with some cool morning winds in the north and northeast.

For now, Bangkok can expect stable, sunny weather for the next week with highs of 35C and progressively warmer evenings with lows ticking up from 23C to 26C by March 10. 

Last year’s hottest days were April 13 and April 27, when temperatures hit 38C. The mercury last hit 40C in Bangkok on April 20, 2019.

Weatherboss Chomparee Chomphurat said that there will be prevailing winds over upper Thailand from the northeast to the southeast. Most of upper Thailand will sear during the day with this year’s average summertimes highs reaching up to 35.5C. 

Summer is expected to end and give way to the rainy season around mid-May.

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