Freakish sleet, snow, and cold sting Southeast Asia
Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
An intense surface high boasted a central pressure of at least 1066 millibars at 0700Z Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The frigid high sent cold air cascading across the continent to the lowlands of Southeast Asia. Image: Christopher Burt, Thai Meteorological Department
At least 87 deaths have been reported from a cold wave over the last week that’s brought dangerously chilly temperatures and wintry precipitation to tropical and subtropical latitudes of Southeast Asia, as well as brutally frigid readings further north.