Deadly Hot: Thai North blisters at 43C, public warned of stroke

Where there’s smoke, there’s now fire, as searing temperatures in excess of 40C scorch parts of the north today. Lampang city hit 43C yesterday and is forecast to sizzle at up to 42C for the next week, according to state meteorologists. Lamphun is predicted to hit 42C this afternoon and remain there for some days, ...

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Pattaya paralyzed as storm slams city, swamps streets (Video)

Pattaya paralyzed as storm slams city, swamps streets (Video)

Cars drowned in the streets and a man was hit by lightning today in Pattaya when a heavy rainstorm lashed the coastal city. While the north choked on ash, a rain-pocalypse struck...

PM Vows to Snuff All Northern Fires in 7 Days

PM Vows to Snuff All Northern Fires in 7 Days

When northern skies became choked with smoke earlier this year, officials blamed pyros torching their fields before a ban came into effect. When the skies grew darker, they...

Lightning Kills Bangkok Man at Family’s Graveyard

Lightning Kills Bangkok Man at Family’s Graveyard

Lighting struck and killed a man paying homage to his ancestors’ graves southeast of Bangkok yesterday. Pisit Pornpatcharareungool and other relatives were paying respects to at...

Thailand enters ‘summer’ tomorrow and it’s going to be hotter than last year

Thailand enters ‘summer’ tomorrow and it’s going to be hotter than last year

Brace yourselves, Thailand, summer is coming. If you’ve ever powered through the kingdom’s “summer,” you’ll realize that statement is no laughing matter, and sadly,...

2 Thai cities cracked world’s top 10 worst air pollution list this morning

2 Thai cities cracked world’s top 10 worst air pollution list this morning

Bangkok isn’t the only Thai city currently battling hazardous air pollution, Chiang Mai is now also among the most polluted places in the world. Figures from the global Air...

Thai police seize THB2 million worth of illegal sex toys and pills in Bangkok

Thai police seize THB2 million worth of illegal sex toys and pills in Bangkok

Thai military police raided multiple street vendors along Bangkok’s Sukhumvit road yesterday, confiscating THB2 million (about US$64,000) worth of illegal sex toys and pills....

Thai man says Bangkok’s heavy air pollution sent him to the ICU for 5 days

Thai man says Bangkok’s heavy air pollution sent him to the ICU for 5 days

A Thai man claims that he was sent to the Intensive care unit (ICU) for five days after developing a bad reaction to downtown Bangkok’s air pollution. Samut Songkhram province...

Smog Daze: Thai gov’t orders closure of schools, universities through Friday as air pollution gets worse

Smog Daze: Thai gov’t orders closure of schools, universities through Friday as air pollution gets worse

The Thai government today ordered schools and universities in Bangkok and surrounding provinces closed through Friday due to worsening smog conditions. The order came directly...

Sweet Dreams: Thai gov’t hopes spraying sugar-infused water will beat smog

Sweet Dreams: Thai gov’t hopes spraying sugar-infused water will beat smog

Desperate to find a solution to the country’s ongoing air pollution crisis, the Thai government is implementing a novel — and some would argue questionable — new...


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