By THE NATION
The department attributed the weather conditions to the weakening of a high-pressure system over the North, the Northeast, and the South China Sea. The weak northeast monsoon prevails across the Gulf and the South. People should beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash flooding and water runoff.
The department cautioned drivers to be aware of poor visibility until October 23. From October 24 on, the South will experience heavy rain and all ships should proceed with caution and keep away from storms.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:
Northern region: Cool weather and fog in the morning, cold weather on hilltops; temperature lows of 21-23 degrees and highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius.
Northeastern region: Cool weather and fog in the morning, cold weather on hilltops, temperatures lows 22-23 degrees and highs of 33-34 degrees Celsius.
Central region: Partly cloudy; lows 23-25 degrees, highs 32-35 degrees Celsius.
Eastern region: Partly cloudy; lows 23-26 degrees, highs 33-35 degrees Celsius; wave height 1-2 metres.
Southern region (east coast): Cloudy with thunder showers and heavy rain in 70 per cent of the area; lows of 23-25 degrees, high 28-34 degrees Celsius; wave height 1 metre, increasing to 1-2 metres during storms.
Southern region (west coast): Cloudy with thunder showers and heavy rain in 70 per cent of the area; lows 23-25 degrees, highs 28-32 degrees Celsius; wave height 1metre, increasing to 1-2 metres during storms.
Bangkok and surrounding area: Partly cloudy, lows 25-26 degrees, highs 33-36 degrees Celsius.