Yes, funny topic and headline. Much of the conversations about weather in Thailand center on the hot weather, but it is cold; well very cool and all the talk is of the cold weather. The Bangkok temperature this morning was in the mid-60’s with strong winds, grey skies and a light rain. It was cool enough to sleep with the windows open last night and cold enough that I had to close them.
This is San Francisco weather, not Bangkok weather. Cold weather is happening all over Thailand, especially in the North and Northeast.
The hot season is supposed to be starting, but this is certainly the coolest day I have experienced in Bangkok. As I walked to work this morning the woman that sells me my morning coffee on the street was wrapping her sons arms in plastic bags, he was shivering. Motorbike riders were wearing gloves, people were wearing scarves.
It feels great to me but Thais are not used to the cold weather, their blood is made for the heat and not the cold. The forecast calls for another day of the cold weather and then a return to normal, normal meaning mid-90’s. Off to enjoy lunch outside and enjoy walking around in the cool temps.