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The ongoing unseasonal cold is not a polar vortex, Thai Meteorological Department says


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The ongoing unseasonal cold in most upper parts of Thailand is not attributable to the polar vortex, but to a relatively strong cold air mass coming from China, the Thai Meteorological Department says.

 

The Thai Meteorological Department has issued an official notice on their Facebook page today, April 4th, 2022, to clarify an online misconception about the ongoing unusual cold that some claimed was caused by a polar vortex, stating that “the drop in temperature ranging from April 1st to April 3rd is not caused by a polar vortex, but rather a relatively strong cold air mass that extended from China”

 

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During the day, most of upper Thailand’s temperatures range from hot to very hot, and thunderstorms are relatively common. The high pressure and cold air mass that used to cover upper Thailand usually weakens and recedes to China in winter, but depending on the strength of the air mass, it can periodically re-extend to upper Thailand, resulting in inclement weather, thunderstorms, strong winds, and a drop in temperature as seen.

 

The polar vortex, which has been widely discussed on the internet, has no effect on Thailand because the Himalayas block the wind caused by the polar vortex, making it difficult for wind from the north pole to reach Thailand, the Thai Meteorological Department says.

 

Full Story: https://thepattayanews.com/2022/04/04/the-ongoing-unseasonal-cold-is-not-a-polar-vortex-thai-meteorological-department-says/

 

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All caused by Covid and the atmosphere not being so polluted with thousands of aircraft and other transports spewing out their exhaust etc.

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"Climate change: Covid shutdown linked to record rainfall in China. Scientists say that a rapid drop in emissions because of Covid played a key role in record rainfall in China in 2020. The decline in greenhouse gases and small particles called aerosols caused atmospheric changes that intensified the downpours."

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The ongoing unseasonal cold in most upper parts of Thailand is not attributable to the polar vortex, but to a relatively strong cold air mass coming from China, the Thai Meteorological Department says.

Thankfully China filtered out the smog before shipping it south.

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22 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Thankfully China filtered out the smog before shipping it south.

Shame they didn't do it with Covid.

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I'm waiting for the PM or Anutin to claim that the cooler weather is due to the restrictions on alcohol they imposed. You know, the restrictions that most people took no notice of.

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The ongoing unseasonal cold is simply wonderful up here in the North.  We're received unseasonable rain showers, pleasant balmy days, and clean air!!!

I hope this lasts until the monsoons hit.

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