Mercury could hit 50C by 2084

Mercury could hit 50C by 2084

Mercury could hit 50C by 2084

A leading weather scientist predicted that Thailand’s conditions will reach 50C over the next 60 years, with the average daytime temperature rises from nine to 75 each month.

The Center for Climate Change and Disasters ‘ Associate Professor Seree Supratid claimed the metal will reach its highest level on Monday before falling to its lowest point during the Songkran trip.

According to Assoc Prof. Seree, Sukhothai is expected to experience the highest temperature in the future, adding that the state could see temperatures rise to 49C by 2084. The latest provincial history is 44.5 levels, logged in 2016, he added.

The hottest provinces after Sukhothai over the next six decades will likely be Phichit ( 48.74C), Chai Nat ( 48.48C), Nakhon Sawan ( 48.08C), Maha Sarakham ( 47.85C), Khon Kaen ( 47.58C), Roi Et ( 47.56C), Lampang ( 47.19C), Lamphun ( 47.13C ) and Nakhon Ratchasima ( 46.19C ) while Bangkok will see 44.9C, said Assoc Prof Seree.

His forecast is based on world leaders ‘ failure to fulfill their commitments in the Paris Agreement ( 2016 ), which stipulated that they would maintain the rise in the global average temperature well below 2C above pre-industrial levels.

Between 2050 and 2100, the agreement aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that lead to severe conditions like the El Nino and La Nina phenomenon.

If the Paris Agreement is possible, the estimates for Thailand had been 44.75C in 60 times, Mr Sukothai claimed. If it is largely possible, a practical level may be 46C, he added.

However, the number of times above 40C did climb rapidly from nine to 75, said Assoc Prof Seree.

The Meteorological Department forecasts that downpours will be expected between April 9 and April 11 will be at their optimum from now until Monday.

The highest temperatures have been posted in Kanchanaburi ( 42.3C), Lampang ( 42C), Ubon Ratchathani and Surin ( both at 40.9C), and Pathum Thani ( 40.7C).

Seree Supratid