Loei

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This article is about the town Loei. For other uses, see Loei (disambiguation).
Loei
เลย
Town
Loei is located in Thailand
Loei
Loei
Coordinates: 17°29′7″N 101°43′49″E / 17.48528°N 101.73028°E / 17.48528; 101.73028
Country  Thailand
Provinces Loei Province
Amphoe Amphoe Mueang Loei
Tambon Kut Pong
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2005) 22,677
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)

Loei (Thai: เลย; pronounced [lɤ̄ːj]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in north-east Thailand. Loei covers the whole tambon of Mueang Loei district and is the capital of Loei Province.

In 2005, Loei had a population of 22,677.

Geography[edit]

Loei lies in the fertile valley of the Loei River, which runs from south to north through the eastern part of the town. A range of hills lies to the east, including the Phu Bo Bit Park,[1] about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town center.

Climate[edit]

Loei has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are quite dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is hot with the average daily maximum at 35.9 °C (96.6 °F). The monsoon season runs from late April through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.

Climate data for Loei (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
32.9
(91.2)
35.1
(95.2)
35.9
(96.6)
33.8
(92.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.6
(88.9)
31.0
(87.8)
30.2
(86.4)
28.9
(84)
32.23
(90.02)
Average low °C (°F) 14.9
(58.8)
17.0
(62.6)
20.0
(68)
22.7
(72.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.1
(73.6)
21.8
(71.2)
18.5
(65.3)
14.9
(58.8)
20.73
(69.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 4.4
(0.173)
11.9
(0.469)
32.7
(1.287)
99.6
(3.921)
177.3
(6.98)
133.8
(5.268)
200.7
(7.902)
273.2
(10.756)
203.5
(8.012)
70.3
(2.768)
18.1
(0.713)
8.6
(0.339)
1,234.1
(48.588)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 2 3 5 11 18 17 18 19 20 12 3 1 129
 % humidity 68 63 61 67 77 77 78 80 83 81 75 71 73.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 240.8 232.5 237.0 210.8 168.0 158.1 145.7 156.0 201.5 216.0 244.9 2,468.6
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Route 201 leads from Chiang Khan in the north on the border with Laos, through Loei, to Non Sa-at near Chum Phae. Route 203 leads west to the vicinity of Phu Ruea, and then turns south to Lom Sak.

Loei is served by Loei Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phu Bo Bit Forest Park". Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Loei Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 3 February 2013.