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Freezing temperatures a ‘freak event’

The sudden plunge in temperatures last week could be a rare climatic phenomenon, according to a Thai expert. Assistant Professor Prateung Jintasakul of Rajabhat Nakhon Ratchasima University said the mercury plunged unusually sharply in the Northeast to 15-16 degrees Celsius from March 28 to 31, even though it is summer. The academic

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Heavy downpours bring Bangkok traffic to standstill, more rain on the way

A summer thunderstorm yesterday brought heavy downpours to Bangkok, causing traffic chaos, it said. A ridge of intense high pressure from China has extended to Thailand and the South China Sea. More summer thunderstorms with gusty winds and cool weather were likely over lower northern, central and southern Thailand over the next

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Thailand experiencing drought, cold disasters

BANGKOK, 21 January 2011 (NNT) – There have already been five provinces facing drought and 37 provinces declared cold-spell disaster zones, according to the latest report of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). DDPM Director-General Viboon Sanguanpong reported that droughts had hit 36 districts in five provinces including two

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Uttaradit province in Northern Thailand declared disaster zone

UTTARADIT, Jan 13 - This northern province of Thailand has been declared a disaster zone as the current cold wave continues bringing frigid temperatures to residents in all nine districts. Uttaradit Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Surachai Tatkawin said the temperatures in the province have continually dropped, causing more victims to

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