Summer storms to sweep across Thailand this weekend
Storms will sweep across most of the country this weekend and Monday (April 16-18), the Thai Meteorological Department warned on Friday.
A high-pressure system over China will whip up summer storms in the Northeast on Saturday, it said.
The severe weather will then spread down the country as far as the upper South.
"Outbreaks of summer storms are forecast followed by thunderstorms, gusty wind and hail,” said the department.
It warned people in affected areas to keep away from large open spaces, big trees and unsecured billboards.
"All transport systems should proceed with caution during the storms, and farmers should make preparations to prevent crop damage," it added.
For updates, visit the Thai Meteorological Department website at www.tmd.go.th or contact 1182 and (02) 399 4547.