Face-melting weather: Thailand hottest country in ASEAN this week

A Thai academic said Thailand will be the hottest country in Asean this week and advised residents to avoid outdoor activities.

Jirapon Sinthunawa, a professor from the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies at Mahidol University, said that during March 17-19, Thailand will suffer from the hottest weather among all ASEAN countries.

This is due to a tropical air mass in the Pacific Ocean which is at its warmest in 50 years, he said.

Jirapon also said this summer will be even hotter than last year, warning that the country may suffer from a heatwave that could damage our health, especially young children and seniors.

But don’t panic just yet: Aanon Sanitwong Na Ayutthaya, an academic of the Climate Change and Energy Policy Committee, said Bangkok has always had the hottest summer out of the  other capitals in the ASEAN countries anyway.

Aanon said Bangkok will be hot but will not differ from past years, citing statistics that Bangkok’s highest temperature was “only” 43.3 degrees Celsius, Post Today reported.

We don’t know about you, but we think 43.3 degrees is pretty damn hot.

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