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Isolated heavy rains forecast for the Northeast, East and South


The Thailand Meteorological Department said on Saturday that a rather strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand, while a low pressure cell covers upper Vietnam.

Isolated heavy rains will be likely in the Northeast, the East and the South of Thailand. People in these areas should beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash floods, the department said.

Waves in the upper Andaman Sea are 2-3 metres high and more than three metres high during thundershowers. All ships should proceed with caution and small boats should keep ashore, the department said.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 24-26 degrees Celsius, highs of 33-36°C.

Northeast: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas with isolated heavy rains; temperature lows of 25-26°C, highs of 32-36°C.

Central: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 25-27°C, highs of 35-37°C.

East: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas with isolated heavy rains; temperature lows of 24-28°C, highs of 32-35°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Thundershowers in 60 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 24-26°C, highs of 31-35°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Thundershowers in 70 per cent of the areas with isolated heavy rains; temperature lows of 20-25°C, highs of 28-31°C; waves 2-3 metres high and over three metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 26-27°C, highs of 33-36°C.

Source: Thailand Meteorological Department

Published : July 31, 2021

By : THE NATION