Bangkok Is Gearing Up For An Extremely Hot Songkran Festival

Temperature highs are likely to reach a face-melting 40° Celsius during next week’s Songkran festivities in Bangkok.

It’s probably a good thing that there’s a state-sanctioned water fight scheduled!

April is typically one of Thailand’s hottest months and 2016 looks to be no different. Highs of 42°C have reportedly already been seen in northern Thailand in the past few days, and it looks like similar is headed to the central and south shortly.

Highs on Sunday are forecast at 38°C, rising to 39°C on Monday and peaking at an unholy 40°C on Tuesday, according to Weather Underground.

Bet you wish you were heading to the beach right now…

We’re also headed towards the High Noon period – the days when the sun is directly overhead Thailand, likely to result in even more intense heat.

Here are the dates and times for High Noon in Thailand’s major cities, per Richard Barrow:

  • 9th April 2016: Phuket at 12:28 p.m.
  • 24th April 2016: Pattaya at 12:15 p.m.
  • 26th April 2016: Bangkok at 12:16 p.m.
  • 30th April 2016: Khorat at 12:09 p.m.
  • 3rd May 2016: Nakhon Sawan at 12:16 p.m.
  • 5th May 2016: Khon Kaen at 12:05 p.m.
  • 8th May 2016: Sakhon Nakhon at 12:20 p.m.
  • 9th May 2016: Udon Thani at 12:05 p.m.
  • 14th May 2016: Chiang Mai at 12:20 p.m.
  • 19th May 2016: Chiang Rai at 12:17 p.m.

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!


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