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February 2562
In February 2019, the high pressure area from China periodically extended its ridge to cover upper Thailand in addition with the prevailing of the northeast monsoon over southern Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand during the first half of the month and southeasterly wind prevailed over upper Thailand almost the month. Moreover, the westerly trough moved through the northern part for few days. These caused cool weather in the morning over Thailand and cold weather in upper northern part whereas cool weather in some areas for the central and eastern parts. During late month, the heat low pressure cell covered upper Thailand accompanied with the monsoon have changed to the easterly and southeasterly wind over Thailand caused temperature increasing over Thailand and continuously hot weather in several areas that considered as the beginning of the 2019 hot season on February 21. Monthly mean temperature over Thailand was 1.5 oC, above normal. For rainfall, most parts of the country got less rain than normal whereas northern and northeastern parts was higher than normal 26% and 15%, respectively affected by thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rainfall was reported during the middle and the end of the month. Monthly rainfall was above normal i.e. northern part 2.7 mm (26%) and northeastern part 2.7 mm (15%) while it was below normal in central parts 5.7 mm (46%), eastern part 11.4 mm (39%), southern part (east coast) 19.1 mm (55%) and southern part (west coast) 19.4 mm (71%). The details are as follows:
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Issued Date March 22, 2019