Thailand Sets New Pre-Monsoon March Heat Benchmark

Written by on April 6, 2020 in Asia with 0 Comments

The pre-monsoon heat has been building faster and more intense than usual this year over southeast Asia thus producing a new March heat record for Thailand. On both 30, 31 March, 2020 a temperature of 42.9C was achieved in Thoen, northern Thailand. The previous Thai record for March was 42.8C set back in 2005.

The heat over SE Asia and Thailand peaks in late April, early May and back in 2016, the country set a new all-time heat record of 44.6C recorded at Mae Hong Son just prior to the annual arrival of the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) this brings the rainy season with frequent rain and thunderstorms.

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