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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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Irregularly Hot Summer This Year: Hail, Fires, Heatstroke

BANGKOK — This summer’s unusually hot weather is already causing droughts, summer storms and forest fires, with one woman dead after a storm saw a tree fall and crush her car. Experts predict that Thailand’s 2019 summer will be “irregularly” hot and characterised by an extended drought. In Bangkok Monday through Thursday, expect highs of […]Read 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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Heatwave responsible for 21 deaths

Extreme summer heat has claimed the lives of as many as 21 people this year, officials said Thursday. Dr Amnuay Kajina, director of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, said Thailand continues to be hit by a heatwave affecting many different parts of the country. Read more: The NationRead More

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Consumers urged to beware of unsafe meat

BANGKOK, 24 April 2016 (NNT) – The Department of Livestock Development has advised consumers to exercise caution when buying meat in summer during which time food can rot easily. Deputy Director-General and spokesperson of the Department of Livestock, Sorawit Thaneto suggested that consumers only buy fresh meat from certified producers to avoid health risks associated […]Read More

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A 40-Degree Summer of Suffering Coming After Songkran

BANGKOK — Tuesday was definitely a hot one. Now, instead of 33C, imagine the mercury shooting up to 40C. While in a month the nation will prepare to get weird and wet during the annual Songkran Festival, the Thai Meteorological Department has warned the summer heat may break into the frying forties. Read more: khaosodenglish.com […]Read More

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Hundreds of children drown during the summer months

The Public Health Ministry has warned parents to keep a close watch on their children as an average of 402 children drown each year during summer months. Minister Dr Ratchata Ratchatanawin said a survey by the Disease Control shows that around 1,200 children below 15 years old die from drowning annually, or as many as […]Read More

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Five deadly summer diseases warned

The Department of Disease Control has warned people of five deadly summer diseases they should be aware of as the country is now entering summer season which is an appropriate climate to accelerate the spread of diseases. Dr Sophon Mekathon, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said hot climate accelerates the spread of diseases […]Read More