Thailand faces longest heatwave in 65 years

Bangkok, April 28 (IANS) Thai authorities have urged the public to stay indoors and drink more water to cope with the hot weather as the country is facing its longest heatwave after 65 years.

The average temperature has risen above 40 degrees Celsius in many regions in April, Channel News Asia reported.

According to the Thai Meteorological Department, the average temperature nationwide has surpassed alert levels and the heatwave is expected to continue.

In April, the average temperature in many regions rose above 40 degrees Celsius and even up to 44.3 degrees Celsius.

Authorities also reminded people of the risk of drowning as children flock to beaches, ponds and lakes to swim amidst the hot weather.

Since the beginning of this month, as many as 135 children in Thailand have reportedly drowned.

–IANS

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