The Thai Meteorological Department reported this morning (Feb 4) that the northern and northeastern regions will remain cold with temperatures for the next 24 hours expected to drop between 2-3 degrees Celsius whereas in Bangkok and peripherals, the mercury will drop 1-3 degrees Celsius.
The cold weather which is covering most parts of the country with the exception of the southern region is attributable to the cold front from China which has blanketed the upper part of Thailand.
In Bangkok and its peripherals, the temperatures were predicted to drop 1-3 degrees Celsius to 20-22 degrees Celsius in the next 24 hours and the sky is mostly cloudy with slight rains in some parts.
In the North, temperatures were forecast to drop to 10-15 degrees Celsius in the upper areas and 16-21 degrees Celsius in the lower areas. Mountainous areas are extremely cold with low temperatures ranging between 1-8 degrees Celsius.
In the Northeast, it remains windy and cold with temperatures to drop 2-3 degrees Celsius to 14-16 degrees Celsius. Mountain-top is cold with temperatures between 6-10 degrees Celsius.
The eastern coast of the South is cloudy with rains expected to cover 60 percent of the region while in the western coast, rains are expected in 30 percent of the region although it remains cloudy.
The department also warned Southern residents to brace for more rains as the northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand will get stronger.
Meanwhile, the Pollution Control Department reported reported that at noon today (Feb 4), the levels of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) at all air quality measurement stations in Bangkok were between 49-63 microgrammes per cubic metre against the safety level
PM2.5 is above safety level of 50 microgrammes/ cu m in two areas�Intharapitak road in Thon Buri district and Wang Thong Lang district�with the particulate matter level were measured at 63 and 55 microgrammes/cubic metre respectively.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)