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Thailand’s Superheat Kills 4 Humans, and A Lot of Coral

SURIN — Bleached coral. Fleeing elephants. Happy coconut water vendors. These are only a few side effects of the inordinate heat currently smothering Thailand. At least four deaths, all outside of Bangkok, have been attributed to heat-related causes this summer. Full story: khaosodenglish.com By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich Khaosod EnglishRead More

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People warned to avoid out-door activities due to high temperatures

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people to avoid out-door activities due to the current high temperatures, which are forecast to exceed 43 degrees Celsius today in several northern provinces. They are also advised to stay clear of big trees, poorly-erected structures or large billboards because of freak summer storms and strong winds caused by a […]Read More

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Thailand’s dry season officially starts today

Today (Thursday) marks the official beginning of Thailand’s 3-month-long summer with temperatures in all parts of the country expected to average 1-2 degrees Celsius higher than the last year and 10-30 percent less than normal rainfall. Meteorological Department director-general, Mr. Phuviang Prakhammin, said today that the average temperatures of the northern and northeastern provinces would […]Read More

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Temperatures in 7 provinces set to hit 42-43 Celsius

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is warning people in seven provinces to brace for unusually high 42-43 degree Celsius daytime temperatures this summer. They are Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Uttradit, Sukhothai and Tak in the North, Nakhon Sawan in the central region and the western province of Kanchanaburi. However, the department said that the hottest day of […]Read More

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Europe copes with record heat wave, 2 die in Spain

Two men have died from heatstroke in Spain as Europeans cope with a record heat wave. Hot air from North Africa has caused the most severe heat wave since 2003. The heat wave has brought drought and forest fires in areas as far apart as Britain and Greece. Temperatures hit a scorching 45 degrees Celsius […]Read More

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Heat wave takes 15 lives in Japan, hospitalizes thousands

Japan’s severe heat wave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on Sunday. Twelve people died of heatstroke in the week ending July 15 after three perished in […]Read More

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Thailand Heat Soon to Crush Souls at 40C

BANGKOK — Summer is here in full force, and it’s now time to consider an aircon staycation at least until the water guns come out in a month’s time. All of Thailand will experience peak heat of 40C next week, state meteorologists announced Friday, a normal trend for mid-March. Full story: khaosodenglish.com By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich […]Read More