By The Nation
In its forecast issued at 6am for the next 24 hours, the department said the rains would be unleashed because of the influence of the moderate southwest monsoon that prevails across the Andaman Sea and upper Thailand, as well as the low-pressure cell covering upper Vietnam.
For the North, most of the rain is expected to fall in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet and Tak provinces. The forecast said some 40 per cent of the region would see rainfall.
The forecast added that about 40 per cent of the Bangkok region would also see rainfall.
The Northeast would experience rain in 40 per cent of its areas including Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani.
The department said some 30 per cent of the central province area would have rain, with the highest falls in Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat and Nakhon Sawan provinces.
The eastern region would also experience rain over 40 per cent of its area, with the heaviest downpours in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
The department said both sides of the southern coast would experience rain in 30 per cent of their territory, including Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket.