Picture courtesy of iStock

The Thai Meteorological Division (TMD) issued a extreme heat index warning for immediately, March 5 and 6, with temperatures hovering to a scorching 51.4 levels Celsius in Chon Buri province, putting it within the hazard zone for heatstroke.

On March 5, the heat index, which is a measure that displays the human physique’s perceived temperature by combining air temperature with relative humidity, confirmed alarmingly excessive readings throughout a number of areas of Thailand.

The TMD anticipates the utmost every day heat index for March 4 to six to succeed in dangerous ranges. The excessive relative humidity, which makes sweat evaporation harder, provides to the feeling of heat past the precise air temperature, which isn’t the temperature displayed on measuring gadgets or smartphones.

The northern province of Tak recorded a heat index of 39.9 levels Celsius, which is taken into account a warning degree, whereas Nakhon Ratchasima within the northeastern area registered 38.7 levels Celsius, additionally at a warning degree. Bangkok skilled a dangerous heat index of 48.1 levels Celsius, and Trat within the japanese area reported a staggering 50.6 levels Celsius, each of that are labeled as dangerous. The southern province of Krabi recorded a dangerous heat index of 42.5 levels Celsius.

Tak’s heat index remained at a warning degree of 39.6 levels Celsius. Buriram within the northeast registered 39.4 levels Celsius, nonetheless on the warning degree. Bangkok continued to face dangerous heat with a heat index of 48.1 levels Celsius. Chon Buri topped the charts with a life-threatening heat index of 51.4 levels Celsius, whereas Phuket within the south was additionally within the hazard zone with a heat index of 48.3 levels Celsius.

The TMD has outlined 4 ranges of well being affect on account of heat, in response to the Division of Well being. The watch degree, with a heat index of 27.0 to 32.9 levels Celsius, could cause preliminary signs reminiscent of fatigue, headache, heat rash, swelling from the heat, and muscle ache, presumably resulting in heat cramps.

The “warning” degree, at 33.0 to 41.9 levels Celsius, will increase the chance of heat exhaustion and heat cramps and should result in heatstroke. The hazard degree, at 42.0 to 51.9 levels Celsius, could cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, with an elevated threat of heatstroke on account of extended publicity to heat.

Lastly, the acute hazard degree, with a heat index of 52.0 levels Celsius or larger, poses a really excessive threat of heatstroke from extended out of doors actions, reported KhaoSod.

Keep up to date on the Thailand climate information with The Thaiger.

Thailand NewsThailand Climate Updates