Chiang Mai Province

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Chiang Mai (Thai Aboot this soond เชียงใหม่ ) is the seicont-lairgest province (changwat) o Thailand, locatit in the north o the kintra. Neighborin provinces are (frae northeast clockwise) Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Tak, an Mae Hong Son. In the north it borders Shan State o Burma.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chiang Mai province is aboot 700 km frae Bangkok an is situatit on the Mae Ping River basin an is 300 m abuin sea level. Surroondit bi heich muntain ranges, it covers an aurie o approximately 20,107 km². The district is covered bi mony muntains, chiefly stretchin in the sooth-north direction. The river Ping, ane o the major tributaries o the Chao Phraya River, oreeginates in the Chiang Dao muntains. The heichest muntain o Thailand, the 2,565 meter heich Doi Inthanon, is locatit in the province. Several naitional pairks are in the district: Doi Inthanon, Doi Suthep-Pui, Mae Ping, Sri Lanna, Huay Nam Dang, Mae Phang, Chiang Dao.

The muntainous terrain is mainly jungle, pairts o which are athin naitional pairks which are still fertile an verdant wi plentiful flora an fauna. There are mony sites an locations whaur tourists prefer tae visit tae study the lifestyle o the tribal fowk who live on heich hills.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chiang Mai haes a tropical wet an dry climate (Köppen Aw), tempered bi the laich latitude an moderate elevation, wi warm tae het wather year-roond, though nichttime condeetions durin the dry saison can be cool an are much laicher than daytime heichs. The maximum temperature ever recordit is 42.4°C in Mey 2005.[1]


Climate data for Chiang Mai (1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 34.1
(93.4)
37.3
(99.1)
39.5
(103.1)
41.3
(106.3)
41.4
(106.5)
37.5
(99.5)
37.5
(99.5)
36.5
(97.7)
36.1
(97.0)
35.3
(95.5)
34.5
(94.1)
33.0
(91.4)
39.5
(103.1)
Average heich °C (°F) 28.9
(84.0)
32.2
(90.0)
34.9
(94.8)
36.1
(97.0)
34.1
(93.4)
32.3
(90.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.1
(88.0)
31.3
(88.3)
31.1
(88.0)
29.8
(85.6)
28.3
(82.9)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.5
(68.9)
22.9
(73.2)
26.4
(79.5)
28.7
(83.7)
28.1
(82.6)
27.3
(81.1)
27.0
(80.6)
26.6
(79.9)
26.5
(79.7)
25.8
(78.4)
23.8
(74.8)
21.0
(69.8)
25.4
(77.7)
Average laich °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
14.9
(58.8)
18.2
(64.8)
21.8
(71.2)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
23.0
(73.4)
21.8
(71.2)
19.0
(66.2)
15.0
(59.0)
20.1
(68.2)
Record laich °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
7.3
(45.1)
10.0
(50.0)
15.8
(60.4)
19.6
(67.3)
20.0
(68.0)
20.5
(68.9)
20.7
(69.3)
16.8
(62.2)
13.3
(55.9)
6.0
(42.8)
5.0
(41.0)
3.7
(38.7)
Rainfall mm (inches) 6.9
(0.272)
4.6
(0.181)
13.0
(0.512)
50.1
(1.972)
158.4
(6.236)
131.6
(5.181)
160.8
(6.331)
236.0
(9.291)
227.6
(8.961)
121.9
(4.799)
52.8
(2.079)
19.8
(0.78)
1,183.5
(46.594)
Avg. rainy days 1 1 2 6 15 17 19 21 17 11 6 2 118
Mean monthly sunshine hours 282.1 276.9 279.0 270.0 266.6 180.0 155.0 142.6 174.0 223.2 234.0 257.3 2,740.7
Source no. 1: Thai Meteorological Department[2]
Source no. 2: Hong Kong Observatory (mean temp, sun) [3], NOAA (extremes)[4]


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