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The temperature will exceed 40 degrees in Thailand. “I have never experienced such heat in my life.”

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A heat wave has hit Thailand. On Tuesday, thermometers will show over 40 degrees Celsius. The authorities urge people to avoid spending time outdoors as it may result in heatstroke.

The heat is taking its toll in Thailand. Meteorologists predict that the temperature in Bangkok will exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

– I have never experienced such heat in my life. Summer should be hot, but it should also be windy and rainy. This time it is not happening and people are suffering a lot, said 45-year-old excavator operator Shaheb Ali. Authorities are urging people to avoid spending time outdoors as it may result in heatstroke.

Bangkok authorities issued extreme heat warnings last week.

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Thailand's electricity consumption rose to a record high of 36,356 megawatts on Saturday. All because of the very high temperature. According to local media, the air conditioning in the buildings was unable to cool the rooms.

Thailand's Ministry of Health reported on Monday that 30 people had died due to the heat in the country over the past month. Throughout 2023, there were 37 deaths from heatwaves.

Samphat Sidachart, who is a blind beggar, said on Monday that he would spend all day in public places begging for money, but now he can only do so in the morning or evening because of the unbearable heat. – The air conditioning does not work, you have to use a fan because it uses less water and energy – he said.

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Reuters, scmp.com, accuweather.com, bangkokpost.com

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

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