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Chiang Rai passes out blankets to cold hit residents

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Wat Rong Khun, the white temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, the white temple in Chiang Rai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

CHIANG RAI, 31 January 2017 (NNT) – Authorities in Chiang Rai province have begun passing out blankets to residents due to a new wave of cold weather with temperatures reported as low as 15 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures in Chiang Rai have continued to drop with average readings now at 15 degrees Celsius and reports from mountain tops indicating temperatures as low as 9 degrees. Many residents of the province have been observed building fires to warm themselves.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua

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