Chiang Mai news & weather update

Moo Uaon

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On the other hand i found at this time of the year coming into the coldest part with inversion type conditions prevailing it only took a few small fires here and there to choke the place up with fog,mist and smoke.
 

kaptainrob

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On the other hand i found at this time of the year coming into the coldest part with inversion type conditions prevailing it only took a few small fires here and there to choke the place up with fog,mist and smoke.
Yes, an inversion layer certainly traps smoke below in our valley but fog actually clears the air of particulate matter by moistening particles which then drop to ground. Conversely, a searing hot day lifts dust particles and exacerbates AQ by mixing with smoke and vehicle emissions. This is when you'll see high AQI readings in cbd areas especially during rush hour traffic.
 

kaptainrob

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Daytime temperatures now average around 30c, with clear blue skies, though our mornings are a tad chilly at ~ 22c.

No rain for a month already and it's getting a little dusty. This will no doubt cause a stir among the AQI watchers on Thai Visa even though we've experienced little in the way of fires yet.

The current Covid scare has caused an increase in body temp scanning although ppl are accustomed to wearing masks anyway so little has changed .... except the big Malls are desperately quiet! Could've shot a cannon through Central Airport Sunday lunch time and not hit anyone, except us. No waiting for a table at Fuji ... more staff than diners.



Many hotels are closed, large and small, even some of the most luxurious. Those which remain open were hopeful of an improved NY holiday season but that's looking doubtful. Dhara Devi, the most luxurious of all hotels is closed, in receivership, and owing millions in unpaid wages. I wonder if Chinese buyers will snap it up.... it's a massive property and ideal for further development.
If you've got a spare 2 billion baht lying around .....

 

OZZYGUY

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If you've got a spare 2 billion baht lying around .....

Are you going to the auction?, could you do a live feed and do a bid for me please.......55
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
No wucking furries mate. PM your bank a/c details and passwords please.

BTW, feels like snow coming .... 21c here at noon today with a mild nor'easterly blowing.
Oh wait.........the price was Billions, not Millions.......To many zeroooooooooo's
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
Oh wait.........the price was Billions, not Millions.......To many zeroooooooooo's
Too many bedrooms for Janice to clean anyway.

This is the coolest 'winter' in 10 years. Usually we'd have 2 or 3 weeks of 'cold', but this year it started early December with sub 24c mornings but we're now seeing 13 or 14 here in the city! Yesterday's high was only 22.

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kaptainrob

Administrator
It's finally warming up although it's been a good 6 weeks of 'winter' in Chiang Mai [suburban areas] compared with 2 weeks most previous years. Beautiful days though and top temps ~ 25 to 30c. Not complaining. :)

Rain ceased early November so we're well into our 3rd month of drought.

The Covid scare in our province is over, all cases found and dealt with, border checks in place and virtually no incoming flights from the badly affected southern provinces. Shops and malls have tightened up on hygiene measures and automatic temp scanners are becoming more prevalent, with Makro using a video screen temp system that records every customer and their temp as you walk in... very efficient!

Had a superb seafood lunch at Fuji, Central Airport, yesterday and the mall was virtually deserted, most restaurants with only one or 2 tables occupied except for Fuji and Yaiyoi which were ~ 40% full. Even the normally popular, though expensive, Oishi buffet restaurants were almost empty. The large S&P restaurant has closed permanently.

With ~ 1.5m Thai's already unemployed the pain is just starting to show through in an increase of petty crime.

Houses are not selling and rental properties are going cheap ... one local lady found an older 2 bedroom house for just 7k baht per month ... would have been double that before covid.

Chinese investment properties are nearing completion, after 12+ months construction but they'll be empty for a long time yet. Most have been built for AirBnB type lease or on-sale to other Cn clients.
 
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