More on the Cold Weather in Bangkok and Thailand

The cold weather continues to be the topic of the day (March 17) and is forecast to continue through tomorrow. This bout of cold weather is being treated like a snow storm in places where it doesn’t usually snow- everyone is talking about it. I expect heavy winter attire will be on full display tomorrow.

In an odd twist, the Nation newspaper released the following information from the Thailand Weather Department:

Weather Department on Thursday said that the global warming is the major cause of dropping of temperature in Thailand.

Department’s Deputy Director General Somchai Baimuang said that the cold weather is likely to continue until tomorrow.

Temperature on Thursday has dropped across the country, with that in Bangkok dropped to 19 Celcius and that in northern province of Loei went down to 6.12 Celcius.

Here is the link to the story:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/Colder-weather-in-Thailand-is-caused-by-global-war-30151112.html

I say this is an odd twist as global warming refers to climate change, not necessarily a weather change. And the weather in Thailand is expected to return to normal by Saturday as the high is expected to be 34 Celsius.

The average temperature for Bangkok in March is between 32°C (89.6°F) and 24°C (75.2°F) with average humidity of 77%.

It is a cold day, the coldest I have felt in Bangkok, but certainly a stretch to blame global warming on a cold weather front that is stalled over Thailand for a few days.

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Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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