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:
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.