-2 Degrees Celsius Recorded on Doi Inthanon

 | Wed 20 Dec 2017 05:49 ICT

CityNews – A temperature of -2 degrees Celsius (28 Fahrenheit) has been recorded on Doi Inthanon last night, which has made headlines across the nation as the cold spell grips north, northeastern and central Thailand.

Frost bitten leaves on Doi Inthanon in 2015

The Meteorological Department recorded the temperature last night, December 19. The Doi Inthanon National Park often gets cold during winter, and hundreds of locals and tourists flock to see the morning frost before it thaws.

Temperatures are expected to drop further before improving, with predictions that average mercury readings will drop by another 3 degrees across the north in the next few days.

Bangkok has also recorded cooler than normal temperatures, with highs of just 22 degrees.