Phayao

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Phayao
พะเยา
ᩕᨻᨿᩣ᩠ᩅ
Town
เมืองพะเยา
ᨾᩮᩬᩥᨦ ᩕᨻᨿᩣ᩠ᩅ
Phayao Lake
Phayao Lake
Location in Phayao Province
Location in Phayao Province
CountryThailand
ProvincePhayao Province
Population
 (2005)
 • Total19,118
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area code(s)54

Phayao (Thai pronunciation: [pʰā.jāw]) is a city (thesaban mueang) in northern Thailand, capital of Phayao Province. For administrative purposes the city is divided into 15 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 172 administrative villages.

Phayao
Lanna- Thai Phayao.svg
"Phayao" in Thai language (top) and
Northern Thai with Tai Tham script (bottom)
Thai name
Thaiพะเยา
RTGSPhayao
Northern Thai name
Northern Thaiᩕᨻᨿᩣ᩠ᩅ
(Phayuao)

The town is on the shore of the Phayao Lake.[1] It dates back to the semi-independent city-state (mueang), founded between 900 and 1,000 years ago.[1]

As of 2005 Phayao had a population of 19,118. Phayao lies 726 km north of Bangkok.[2]

View of Phayao Lake

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Phayao (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.3
(93.7)
37.1
(98.8)
39.7
(103.5)
42.0
(107.6)
40.7
(105.3)
40.0
(104.0)
37.2
(99.0)
35.6
(96.1)
35.2
(95.4)
36.1
(97.0)
34.6
(94.3)
33.6
(92.5)
42.0
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 29.3
(84.7)
32.2
(90.0)
35.0
(95.0)
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
(82.0)
31.7
(89.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
22.8
(73.0)
26.4
(79.5)
28.7
(83.7)
27.8
(82.0)
27.6
(81.7)
27.0
(80.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.3
(79.3)
25.3
(77.5)
22.7
(72.9)
20.0
(68.0)
25.2
(77.4)
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)
20.2
(68.4)
Record low °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
7.0
(44.6)
8.5
(47.3)
16.0
(60.8)
17.0
(62.6)
21.3
(70.3)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
18.7
(65.7)
12.6
(54.7)
6.9
(44.4)
2.5
(36.5)
2.5
(36.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.7
(0.22)
9.2
(0.36)
30.2
(1.19)
89.2
(3.51)
179.7
(7.07)
102.8
(4.05)
141.8
(5.58)
204.0
(8.03)
203.6
(8.02)
122.6
(4.83)
37.3
(1.47)
10.9
(0.43)
1,137
(44.76)
Average rainy days 1.2 1.6 3.2 8.6 15.5 15.3 17.7 19.4 17.0 11.4 4.2 1.4 116.5
Average relative humidity (%) 75 66 58 62 74 78 80 83 84 84 81 79 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 272.8 257.1 275.9 243.0 198.4 117.0 120.9 117.8 144.0 179.8 216.0 251.1 2,393.8
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.8 9.1 8.9 8.1 6.4 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.8 5.8 7.2 8.1 6.6
Source 1: Thai Meteorological Department[3]
Source 2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Phayao". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Distance phayao bangkok". Google Maps. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 2. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 13. Retrieved 31 July 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Phayao travel guide from Wikivoyage

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