Thailand’s heatwave is now longest in 65 years


The authorities in Thailand have recommended the public should stay indoors and drink more water, in order to cope with the hot weather as the longest heatwave in 65 years currently grips the country.

This April, the average temperature has risen to more than 40 degrees C in many regions.

According to the Thai Meteorological Department, the average temperature nationwide has surpassed alert levels and the heatwave is expected to continue, states the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

In April, the average temperature in many regions rose above 40 degrees Celsius and even up to 44.3 degrees Celsius, VNA has reported.

Authorities also reminded people of the risk of drowning as children flock to beaches, ponds and lakes to swim during the unusually hot weather. Since the beginning of April, up to 135 children in Thailand have reportedly drowned.

SOURCE: Channel News Asia.