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Lower temperatures continue until January

A man in Phayao’s Dok Kham Tai district yesterday keeps warm by an open fire.

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A cold front from China which has brought down the temperature across Thailand's upper regions will continue to affect temperatures in the North and Northeast until next month, the Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

Temperatures in the North and Northeast will drop by 1-3 degrees Celsius (°C) over the next few days, before climbing by an average of 2°C by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, temperatures in Bangkok, the Central Plains and the East are expected to remain between 13-18°C, at least until tomorrow, the department warned.

"It can vary depending on elevation and area. In mountainous areas, temperatures could drop to as low as 1°C, so tourists and residents in affected areas are advised to wear jackets to keep themselves warm," said the department chief.

The Meteorological Department forecasts the cold front will continue to affect temperatures until late January and possibly into February.

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Vocabulary:

affected (verb): having received an effect or influence - ถูกผลกระทบ, มีผลต่อ

average : an amount calculated by adding several amounts together, finding a total, and dividing the total by the number of amounts - เฉลี่ย, ค่าเฉลี่ย

climb : go up, rise, ascend - ขึ้น

elevation : the height of a place above the level of the sea - ความภูมิฐาน

front : the line where a mass of cold air meets a mass of warm air -

Meteorological Department : the government department in charge of determining what the weather will be in the future - กรมอุตุนิยมวิทยา

vary : to be different in different situations - ปรวนแปร, เปลี่ยนแปลง, แตกต่าง

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