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Heat and haze forecast for upper Thailand; isolated thundershowers in parts of country


The heat low covering upper Thailand brings hot to very weather conditions and haze to parts of the North, Northeast and Central regions, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, the southerly and the southeasterly winds bring humidity from the Gulf and the South China Sea to the Northeast, the Central and East regions, leading to isolated thundershowers over the areas.

At the same time, the westerly trough brings thundershowers, gusty winds and hail to some places as it moves past the North to the upper Northeast and Laos, the department said.

People in the North and the upper Northeast should beware of the severe conditions, the department added.

The easterly winds across the Gulf bring isolated thundershowers to the lower South.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Hot to very hot with haze; isolated thundershowers with gusty winds and hail mostly in Tak, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Phichit provinces; minimum temperature 20-27 degrees Celsius, maximum 37-41°C; southwesterly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Northeast: Hot to very hot with haze; isolated thundershowers with gusty winds and hail mostly in Loei, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphun, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom provinces; minimum temperature 23-27°C, maximum 37-40°C; southeasterly winds 10-25 km/hr.

Central: Hot to very hot with haze; isolated thundershowers mostly in Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani and Nakhon Sawan provinces; minimum temperature 24-27°C, maximum 36-40°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

East: Hot day with haze; isolated thundershowers mostly in Chanthaburi and Trad provinces; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 32-38°C; southeasterly winds 15-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high and above a metre during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Cloudy with isolated thundershowers mostly in Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 32-35°C; easterly winds 15-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershowers.

South (west coast): Cloudy with isolated thundershowers mostly in Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces; minimum temperature 22-26°C, maximum 34-37°C; easterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves less than a metre high and about a metre in thundershowers.

Bangkok and its vicinity: Hot day with haze; minimum temperature 26-28°C, maximum 34-38°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Published : March 28, 2021

By : The Nation