Phayao

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Phayao
พะเยา
Town
View of Phayao lake
View of Phayao lake
Location in Phayao Province
Location in Phayao Province
Country Thailand
Province Phayao Province
Population (2005)
 • Total 19,118
View of Phayao lake
This article is about the town Phayao. For other uses, see Phayao (disambiguation).

Phayao (Thai pronunciation: [pʰā.jāw]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in northern Thailand, capital of the Phayao Province. The town is divided into the subdistricts of Mae Tam and Wiang, tambon of Mueang Phayao district. As of 2005 it has a population of 19,118.

The town is located the shore of the picturesque Phayao lake.[1]

The town dates back to the semi-independent city-state (mueang), founded in the 12th century.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Phayao (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.3
(84.7)
32.2
(90)
35.0
(95)
36.0
(96.8)
33.5
(92.3)
32.4
(90.3)
31.6
(88.9)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
30.7
(87.3)
29.2
(84.6)
27.8
(82)
31.7
(89.06)
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
15.4
(59.7)
19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
23.6
(74.5)
24.0
(75.2)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
23.0
(73.4)
21.7
(71.1)
18.0
(64.4)
14.0
(57.2)
20.25
(68.46)
Rainfall mm (inches) 5.7
(0.224)
9.2
(0.362)
30.2
(1.189)
89.2
(3.512)
179.7
(7.075)
102.8
(4.047)
141.8
(5.583)
204.0
(8.031)
203.6
(8.016)
122.6
(4.827)
37.3
(1.469)
10.9
(0.429)
1,137
(44.764)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 2 9 15 16 18 19 17 12 5 1 117
 % humidity 75 66 58 62 74 78 80 83 84 84 81 79 75.3
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 19°9′55″N 99°54′13″E / 19.16528°N 99.90361°E / 19.16528; 99.90361