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Hottest Place in Thailand – Record High Temperature 2024

Update! Just six days after Sakon Nakhon became the hottest place in Thailand, with a record high temperature of 46° Celsius (115°F) in the shade, the Northeastern Province has now recorded in new high temperature of 47.7° C (118°F). The record temperature was recorded at the MySakonNakhon weather station at 3:00 pm on April 28th, 2024. The high temperature was the maximum point of a weeks long heatwave that has descended on Thailand during the month of April.

The temperature in Sakon Nakhon Province beats the previous record high temperatures in Thailand, such as 45.4° Celsius, set in Trat Province on April 14th of this year, and the previous record high temperature of 44.6° C, which occurred in Mae Hong Son Province in 2016.

While the Kingdom has seen higher “heat indexes” (which combines air temperature with relative humidity) and temperatures recorded in the sun, Sakon Nakhon’s record temperature of 47.7° C is the highest temperature ever recorded in Thailand in the shade. Sakon Nakhon now has the unique distinction of being the hottest place in Thailand, as well as the coldest place in Thailand — the Isaan province having recorded a record low temperature of -1.4° Celsius (29°F) in 1974, and an “unofficial” low temperature of -2.5° Celsius (27°F ) recorded on December 24, 1999.

April is typically the hottest month in Thailand, as it is the peak of the hot season which stretches from March – May. The water splashing festivities of Songkran (Thai New Year’s) provide welcome relief from the intense heat. However, the 2024 heat wave has been especially brutal throughout South and Southeast Asia, with record high temperatures being hit in Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, India, Thailand, and other countries.

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David Alan