Wintry conditions are expected to linger in Thailand’s upper parts, while heavy rains continue to hit the South.

The Thai Meteorological Department has reported that a high pressure from China is set to subside, raising the average temperature in many parts of the country. The northern and upper central regions will, however, continue to see lower temperatures during the next few days.

In Lampang, flights have been disrupted for a second day due to thick fog in the area. Many flights have been delayed in light of poor visibility, brought by low temperature.

Temperatures in Chiang Mai also dropped significantly to as low as three degree Celsius, causing the Doi Inthanon mountain peak to be covered with frost. The frost has only been spotted for the second time this year.

Meanwhile, the northwesterly winds covering the Gulf of Thailand, coupled with a low pressure cell from Malaysia , will bring heavy rains to the southern provinces of Songkla, Pattani and Trang. Strong winds will generate up to 3-meter-high waves; all shipping should proceed with caution.-VNA