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Freezing Thailand ( 9 photo)

A sudden drop in temperature to as low as 17C yesterday morning has prompted many people to don their cold-weather clothes. According to the Meteorological Department, the unseasonable cold snap will last until next Wednesday after which summer will set in. The chill has nothing to do with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the weather bureau said. Photos By Post Photographers

17 Mar 2011
A man is tucked up at a street corner as the temperature in Bangkok dropped to 17 degrees Celsius yesterday.

A man is tucked up at a street corner as the temperature in Bangkok dropped to 17 degrees Celsius yesterday.

Foreigners don winter jackets after a sudden drop in temperature in Bangkok and many provinces in the North and the Northeast.

Foreigners don winter jackets after a sudden drop in temperature in Bangkok and many provinces in the North and the Northeast.

Students on a motorcycle brave the chilly wind yesterday as the weather in March, which is supposed to be hot, turns cold.

Students on a motorcycle brave the chilly wind yesterday as the weather in March, which is supposed to be hot, turns cold.

Motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok warm themselves by a fire during the unseasonable cold snap.

Motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok warm themselves by a fire during the unseasonable cold snap.

Homeless people on a street bury themselves under clothes to rug up against cold weather.

Homeless people on a street bury themselves under clothes to rug up against cold weather.

The cold weather gives women the chance to wear scarves and thick jackets.

The cold weather gives women the chance to wear scarves and thick jackets.

A dog appears to be snug and warm in an old T-shirt during a cold spell yesterday.

A dog appears to be snug and warm in an old T-shirt during a cold spell yesterday.

An elderly woman hugs herself against the cold.

An elderly woman hugs herself against the cold.

A girl keeps herself warm as she walks through Siam Squ

A girl keeps herself warm as she walks through Siam Squ