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Thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail forecast for upper Thailand


The Thailand Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that the westerly trough is moving past the North to cover the upper Northeast, while the southerly and the southeasterly winds prevail over the lower Northeast, the Central, the East including Bangkok and its vicinity.

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Thunderstorms with gusty winds are forecast for the areas with the possibility of hail in the lower North and the Northeast.

People in upper Thailand should beware of the severe conditions by keeping away from open areas, big trees and unsecured billboards, while farmers should beware of damage to crop, the department said.

Meanwhile the weak northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf and the South, leading to isolated rain in the South.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

North: Cool to cold weather with thunderstorms in 30 per cent of the areas, gusty winds and hail in some areas; temperature lows of 10-19 degrees Celsius and highs of 23-28°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 5-13°C.

Northeast: Cool weather with thunderstorms in 60 per cent of the areas, gusty winds and hail in some areas; temperature lows of 17-22°C, highs of 24-32°C; temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 10-15°C.

Central: Cool weather with thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas and gusty winds; temperature lows of 22-24°C, highs of 28-30°C.

East: Thundershowers in 60 per cent of the areas with gusty winds; temperature lows of 21-24°C, highs of 31-32°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres offshore.

South (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 22-24°C, highs of 30-32°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 22-25°C, highs of 32-35°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres offshore.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas with gusty winds; temperature lows of 23-24°C, highs of 31-32°C.

Published : February 09, 2021

By : THE NATION