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    Temperatures plummet further in North, Northeast

    Temperatures plummet further in North, Northeast
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    BANGKOK: -- The Public Health Ministry is urging people, especially children and the elderly, to keep warm, as temperatures in the North and Northeast dropped by a further 4 to 6 degrees Celsius yesterday. A total of 63 deaths have been reported in 27 provinces over the last three months due to the cold spell.

    The Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok's Nakhon Thai district reported its lowest temperature in the last 20 years yesterday: -3 degrees Celsius. With an average temperature of 5 degrees, the national park experienced up to two centimetres of thick frost, covering a three-kilometre stretch from the Political and Military School, stationed near the park's office, to Rong Khla Village.

    At Chiang Mai's Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang, which recorded a temperature of -3 degrees Celsius, throngs of tourists enjoyed the chilly weather and plants such as wild Himalayan cherry blossom. There were similar scenes at Doi Inthanon National Park where guesthouses were fully booked until early February. Temperatures there were recorded at -1 degree Celsius.

    Loei's 14 districts also suffered from the cold spell, especially Phu Reu district, which reported temperatures of between -4 to -2 degree Celsius in highland areas.

    Disease Control Department chief Dr Sopon Mekthon said 45 provinces had been declared disaster zones, affecting 25 million people. The 63 deaths from the cold spell were recorded between October 22 and January 19. Fifty-nine of the fatalities were Thai, while one was Cambodian, one Laotian, one British and one of unknown nationality. Public Health Ministry permanent secretary, Dr Narong Sahametapat, said heavy drinkers and people with chronic illnesses were most at risk.


    -- The Nation 2014-01-24

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    Wow, -3? That must be freaking people out. Welcome to my world...

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    Must admit I've never felt it so cool in Thailand, even daytime temperatures real feel is lower than what the thermometer is saying. 27c right now in BKK but feel like low 20's at best. Been a good few weeks of this now

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    Not that bad down south but definitely cooler than usual for this time of year, I need a T-shirt in the early morning. Thais at Alexs school have been turning up dressed for the arctic at 7am

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    Where is Al Gore when you need him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    Where is Al Gore when you need him?
    4, 3, 2, 1... Check.

    Ok, ok, I know it's just a phrase, but it litters pretty much every single thread on the internet discussing local cold spells. Meanwhile, on a global basis, the month of November 2013 was the warmest November ever recorded, and last month was the 4th warmest December. Near my hometown in Norway, it was crazy warm almost 10 degrees above normal.

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    Thing is with averages, is that deviation from them is pretty much always balanced out .... eventually!

    Temperatures, floods .... you name it .... mean reversion .... its a bitch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    Where is Al Gore when you need him?
    With the temperatures we have now in Europe he is right.
    11 days ago we had 15 (Celsius, not Fahrenheit). Never known that in January in Northern Europe (Belgium).

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    It's been a pretty mild winter but 3 short years ago temperatures plummeted to -15 to -20 at night in Ireland which was previously unheard of. Isn't this just weather being weather?

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    seen hats and scarves in the bars in patts, birds dancing with shawls around them and motor bike taxi drivers huddled around fires 55555
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan boy View Post
    seen hats and scarves in the bars in patts, birds dancing with shawls around them and motor bike taxi drivers huddled around fires 55555
    And at home people drinking outside on the pub terraces

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    Thing is with averages, is that deviation from them is pretty much always balanced out .... eventually!

    Temperatures, floods .... you name it .... mean reversion .... its a bitch!
    That would depend entirely on the length of the cycles we’re talking about though. Today, heat transfers around the globe at any given time will mostly average out. And the oscillation transfers between the oceans and the earth’s surface will even out over decades. The solar cycles range from a mere decade to tens and thousands of years.

    So yes, natural variation has a tendency to “average out”. And presuming you factor in human extinction, our excess CO2 emissions will also reverse at some point. Eventually…
    Last edited by sundancekid; 25th January 2014 at 07:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundancekid View Post
    And presuming you factor in human extinction, our excess CO2 emissions will also reverse at some point. Eventually…
    I like to think we will come to our senses before extinction, little things like slapping a 95% tax on the wealth of the top 1% and use that money to develop carbon capture technology and save the species.
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    taxing the mega rich...now there's a novel idea...who do we think is running this world?

    and for that matter benefiting mostly from the gains of causing pollution

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    Can we have a 'Tongue In Cheek' smiley please.

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    The records concerning temperatures that almost all are referring to are for only the past 100 years or so.
    When someone can explain the beginning and the ends of the ice ages and the cause by man I will listen to the Gore doctrine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    The records concerning temperatures that almost all are referring to are for only the past 100 years or so.
    When someone can explain the beginning and the ends of the ice ages and the cause by man I will listen to the Gore doctrine.
    You mean the 5 ice ages caused by either/or variations in the Earth's orbit (Milankovitch cycles), atmospheric composition, tectonic plate movements, volcanoes, meteorites/asteroids/comets, variation in ocean currents, sun activity and gay marriage? Apart from that, SDK will fill you in...
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    Hotter today 31c and forecast back to normal through next week with maxs of 35c and lows of 23-24c

    Hot season is on the way folks
    Last edited by Geespot; 25th January 2014 at 16:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    Hotter today 31c and forecast back to normal through next week with maxs of 35c and lows of 23-24c

    Hot season is on the way folks
    Cue for the moans about the weather being too hot and how global warming is overheating the world....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov's dogs View Post
    Cue for the moans about the weather being too hot and how global warming is overheating the world....
    Watch this spot for reports mid Feb onwards moaning my ass off about the terrible heat
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