Word on the street is that there’s a bit of a nip in the air across Thailand right now.
Literally, it transpires…
Freezing my tits off in Bangkok. Truly T.I.T.
— Nianne Hendricks (@niannelynn) January 25, 2016
As the capital shivers at an unholy 18°C, Bangkokians are divided as to whether this bizarrely cold new weather front is the end of the world as we know it or, conversely, a veritable Eden.
After blizzard in New York, Cold Wave in #Bangkok ? End of the world must be near !! #winter pic.twitter.com/f4LKlCM1qc — TheGhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) January 25, 2016
Bangkok is cold. Im soooooo happy. ???? @ Bangkok, Thailand https://t.co/zp7c3ta38w — CHEONg (@KhunMent) January 25, 2016
What an amazing amazing weather! Finally. Can this last for like a month+, pretty please #Bangkok? — Shayan Naveed (@ShayanBkk) January 24, 2016
The Bangkok Post reports that the northern provinces are expected to face low temperatures of between 6 and 10°C until Wednesday this week.
It’s gonna be difficult trying to get out of bed today in 13 degree weather #chiangmai — Tom Dallimore (@tom_dallimore) January 25, 2016
Waves in the Gulf of Thailand are expected to reach somewhere between 2 and 4 metres tall.
12.45pm: Extreme high tide and rough sea at Chaweng Beach #KohSamui #Thailand #Weather pic.twitter.com/HPMnXhaEcj — Koh Samui and Beyond (@MandalaySamui) January 25, 2016
Looking a bit wild down Surat Thani way. Shorts & t-shirt weather my arse 555+ (Via @ADISORN1234 H/T @nakhon224) pic.twitter.com/yqpKZhPv1T — Stickboy Bangkok (@StickboyBangkok) January 25, 2016
The City Of Sin is faring mildly better…
Its kinda cold in #Pattaya now ! Only +22 and a bit stormy. How are you guys doing in #Bangkok ❄ freezing 555 ? #thailand #thaimaa — janitravels (@niskasenjani) January 24, 2016
While Thailand’s biggest island remains oblivious to the weather shenanigans in the rest of the country…
Perfect weather in Phuket… #surviveasia #beachlife #holiday #phuket #twinpalms A photo posted by surviveasia.com (@surviveasia) on
In classic #ThailandOnly fashion, reactions to the admittedly sharp temperature drop have been somewhat dramatic.
Parka jackets have been spotted on the BTS while the fashionistas are rushing to find their cashmere.
Even at a chilly 16°C, Snowmageddon this ain’t.
Regardless, Bangkokians are putting a brave face on as they face up to the cool breeze.
It’s cold in Bangkok, I’m eating Thai Northern food and pretend I’m in Chiang Mai. ???????????? (Kanom jeen Nam Ngoew) ???? pic.twitter.com/8d7LBJlszK — Andie W. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LoveLifeSince86) January 25, 2016
Thai students all wrapped up for the cold weather as temperatures in #Bangkok plummet to 18°C this morning pic.twitter.com/d8WNeT5DPU — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) January 25, 2016
Moto-taxi operators in Bangkok’s Prachachuen area burn wood for warmth as temperature drops to 15C this morning pic.twitter.com/KdafQUThH2 — Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) January 25, 2016
How my dog reacts to sudden cool weather in Thailand. (Part 1) A photo posted by Sebastian Larsson (@sebastiansomething) on
Featured image imagines a snowy Bangkok…