Thailand: North and Northeast to encounter cold weather

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Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) warns all provinces in the northern and northeastern regions to brace themselves for an approaching cold front while the South prepares to be hit by a monsoon.

Director-General of the DDPM Anucha Mokkavech has issued an official warning letter to all provinces in the North and Northeast to deal with the plunging temperature starting from November 20th onwards. The cold is expected to be long-lasting due to a new system of low pressure moving across the areas depressing the temperature to as low as 15=B0C.

Mr. Anucha reveals that a state of emergency will be declared within a province once the temperature in the area drops below 15=B0C for 3 consecutive days. Therefore, all provinces have been urged to keep a close watch and set up measures to cope with any possible disaster, especially in mountainous areas.

While the central region is still facing flash flood, a monsoon is also expected to begin ravaging the south on November 19th.