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Upper Thailand gets cooler, with thundershowers, wind gusts


Some areas of upper Thailand will experience thundershowers with gusty winds along with a temperature decrease of 1-3 degrees Celsius as a southeasterly wind brings moisture from the South China Sea to the lower North, the Central region and the East, while a moderate high-pressure system from China extends to the Northeast, the Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

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Here’s the weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Cool weather with fog in the morning and thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area as well as gusty wind; temperature lows of 16-22 degrees and highs of 32-36 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 5-15 degrees Celsius.

Northeast: Cool-to-cold weather with gusty wind; temperature lows of 15-20 degrees and highs of 29-33 degrees Celsius. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 8-15 degrees Celsius.

Central: Thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area and gusty wind; temperature lows of 20-23 degrees, highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius.

East: Thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area and gusty wind; temperature lows of 21-24 degrees, highs of 31-35 degrees Celsius; waves less than a metre high and 1 metre offshore.

South (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 21-25 degrees, highs of 30-33 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Partly cloudy with isolated light rain; temperature lows of 22-24 degrees, highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius; waves less than a metre high and 1 metre offshore.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area and gusty wind; temperature lows of 22-24 degrees, highs of 32-33 degrees Celsius.

Published : February 18, 2021

By : THE NATION