Stop what you’re doing and enjoy winter-mode Bangkok – it won’t last

Bangkok re-imagined as a land of snow and ice in art available at
Bangkok re-imagined as a land of snow and ice in art available at

Thais were shivering beneath two sweaters this morning as excitement over the wintry weather gripped the kingdom from the capital city to the northern wilds. But, like all good things, it will soon come to an end.

The delightful chill currently felt is forecast to continue tomorrow before the needle rises significantly on Friday, according to meteorologists. Until then, forecasts call for metro Bangkok to be blessed with lows of 15C and highs of 27C due to a cold front and high pressure bearing down from the north that, while weakening, will still keep things frosty and windy, especially those in mountain areas to the north and northeast.

Yes, Khaosan now has pine trees. Because that makes sense. (Photos)

The winter wonders will defrost by the weekend, when temperatures creep up a few degrees with lows rising to 18C and highs to 34C in Bangkok. Wake up early enough and find a little fog and morning chill, according to meteorologists, so hold off on burying that winter jacket at the back of the closet just yet.

Not sure what to do with this wonderful weather in a time of social-distancing? Now would be a good time to check out that “garden bridge” over the Chao Phraya River. Or, better yet, go marvel over those new pine trees by Khaosan Road.

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