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Summer storms, thunderstorms and hail forecast for upper Thailand on hot day


A strong high-pressure system from China that now covers Vietnam is expected to cover the Northeast and the South China Sea by Sunday, creating hot to very hot weather conditions in upper Thailand.

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The Thailand Meteorological Department on Sunday forecast summer storms followed by thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail first in the Northeast, then the North, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East, and the upper South regions.

The department has urged people to stay safe from the severe conditions by keeping away from open areas, big trees and unsecured billboards. Farmers have been warned of damage to crops.

From March 22-25, the easterly winds across the South and the Gulf will strengthen with more rain in the South. Strong winds are likely in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, with waves 1-2 metres high and above two metres during thundershowers.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Hot to very hot day with haze; scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds and isolated hail mostly in Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phichit and Phetchabun provinces; minimum temperature 19-29 degrees Celsius, maximum 39-42°C; southwesterly winds 10-15 km/hr.

Northeast: Scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds and isolated hail mostly in Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen and Maha Sarakham provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum 33-35°C; easterly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Central: Hot to very hot day; isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds mostly in Lop Buri and Saraburi provinces; minimum temperature 24-27°C, maximum 37-40°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

East: Hot day with scattered thunderstorms and gusty winds mostly in Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 32-36°C; southeasterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves below a metre high and about a metre in thundershowers.

South (east coast): Partly cloudy with isolated light rain; minimum temperature 21-26°C, maximum 32-37°C; easterly winds 15-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high.

South (west coast): Partly cloudy with isolated light rain; minimum temperature 21-26°C, maximum 34-36°C; easterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves below a metre high and about a metre offshore.

Bangkok and its vicinity: Hot day with haze; minimum temperature 26-27°C, maximum 34-37°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Published : March 21, 2021

By : The Nation