Record Breaking Temperature in Thailand during 2016
In Thailand, we have already been suffering from the longest heatwave in 65 years. Then, yesterday on the 28th April 2016, we broke the record for the hottest temperature in Thailand since records began. In Amphoe Mueang district of Mae Hong Son, the temperature soared to 44.6°C. The previous record was 44.5°C in Uttaradit on 27th April 1960. Yesterday also saw another record broken in Thailand. This one was for power consumption. Between 2pm and 3pm it was so hot that many people turned on fans and air-conditioners. Demand for power peaked at 29,403.7 MW. Apparently the capacity in Thailand is only 32,000 MW. If it carries on like this, we might see power outages or brownouts.
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I was in Thailand in March and it was dire… so hot. Around lunch time I had to find a bar with lots of fans or head to my air con room to chill but You do kind of get used to it.
Love your blogs. Keep them coming
I wonder why you have not commented on all the new reporting requirements for expats in Thailand
The readings you give are they in the shade . The reason I ask is last week the thermometer in the garden showed 48 degrees C it was in the sun .
Yes, of course it was! It’s the international standard.