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Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak


Rain lashed Bangkok’s Chatuchak area this morning (May 11), forcing shoppers to scurry for shelter or make do with umbrellas to shield themselves from the heavy downpour.

Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak

According to the Thai Meteorological Department, thunderstorms are expected until May 13 due to a high-pressure system from China, which will extend to upper Thailand as southerly and southeasterly winds prevail over the area.

Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak
The department forecast that hot to very hot weather with thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail will likely occur in the North, the Northeast, the Central region and the East.

Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak
On Saturday (May 9), Chatuchak Weekend Market was reopened from 5am to 6pm after being shut since March 22 to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak
Bangkok Governor Aswin Khwanmuang said that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will undertake a big clean-up of the market today to ensure the safety of shoppers and vendors.

Thunderstorm pounds Chatuchak Officials will also paint guide marks on the floor in shopping areas to help people maintain social distance.

Published : May 11, 2020

By : THE NATION