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Isolated thundershowers forecast for Bangkok, South; thunderstorms expected in upper Thailand


Hot weather punctuated by thunderstorms and gusty winds are forecast for upper Thailand, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

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The agency also forecast a hot day for Bangkok with haze and isolated thundershowers.

Meanwhile, a moderate high-pressure system from China covers the Northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea, bringing the southerly and southeasterly winds to the lower North, the lower Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East regions.

The easterly winds blowing over the Gulf of Thailand and the South are growing stronger and would bring thundershowers to some areas, the department said.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Hot day with haze; isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds mostly in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet and Tak provinces; minimum temperature 21-24 degrees Celsius, maximum 35-39°C; southwesterly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Northeast: Hot day with haze; isolated thundershowers with gusty winds mostly in Loei, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram provinces; minimum temperature 22-25°C, maximum 33-37°C; southeasterly winds 10-25 km/hr.

Central: Hot with haze during the day; scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds mostly in Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Lopburi, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Suphanburi and Kanchanaburi provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum 35-37°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

East: Scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds mostly in Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 23-25°C; maximum 33-36°C; southeasterly winds 10-30 km/hr; waves less than a metre high and above a metre in thundershowers.

South (east coast): Isolated thundershowers mostly in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla provinces; minimum temperature 22-26°C, maximum 33-34°C; easterly winds 15-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershowers.

South (west coast): Isolated thundershowers mostly in Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi provinces; minimum temperature 22-26°C, maximum 33-36°C; easterly winds 15-30 km/hr; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershowers.

Bangkok and its vicinity: Hot day with haze; isolated thundershowers; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 35-37°C; southerly winds 10-20 km/hr.

Published : April 11, 2021

By : The Nation