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Rains ease throughout Thailand with gusty winds in some areas


The Thailand Meteorological Department said on Saturday that the high-pressure system over upper Thailand and the South China Sea is weakening.

The southerly and southeasterly winds bring moisture from the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to the lower North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East regions.

Hot weather is forecast for upper Thailand with thundershowers and gusty winds in some areas. People in those areas should beware of the severe conditions by avoiding outdoor places, big trees, unsecured buildings and billboards, the department said.

Farmers were warned of damage to crops.

Meanwhile, the easterly winds prevailing across the Gulf of Thailand, the South and the Andaman Sea are weakening, bringing less rain to the South.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Hot day with thundershowers in 40 per cent of the region; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 21-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 36-38°C.

Northeast: Hot day with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the region; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 23-26°C, highs of 34-38°C.

Central: Hot day with thundershowers in 40 per cent of the region; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 23-25°C, highs of 33-36°C.

East: Hot day with thundershowers in 60 per cent of the region; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 24-26°C, highs of 31-35°C; waves a metre high and over two metres during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 23-25°C, highs of 32-33°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 24-26°C, highs of 31-34°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Hot day with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible; temperature lows of 24-25°C, highs of 33-36°C.

Source: Thailand Meteorological Department

Published : May 08, 2021

By : THE NATION