Abstract—This paper analyses how weather factors affect
electricity consumption in different time ranges in the Bangkok
metropolitan region of Thailand. To answer this question, we
use every 30-min data from 2015 to 2017 to discover the
relationship between the electricity consumption and seven
weather factors including temperature, dew point, relative
humidity, wind (quantity), pressure, rainfall and, cloud using
Pearson correlation. While the majority of people tend to think
that temperature is the factor that contributed to load the most,
our statistical result shows that temperature only affects
electricity consumption in the very short term (within one day).
In the weekly and monthly range, the electricity load is mainly
associated with dew point. Hence, in different time ranges,
different weather and climate factors contribute to electricity
load. It suggests that future research and practice to choose
carefully the factors in terms of electricity consumption
prediction in different time ranges.
Index Terms—Dew point, electricity consumption, relative humidity, wind.
The authors are with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Yada Ratanawaraha, Tikhamporn Kaewkitipong, Sirapob Nardviriyakul, and Jing Tang, "How Weather Factors Affect Electricity Consumption in the Different Times Ranges: A Study in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region of Thailand," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 252-256, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).