By THE NATION
Southeasterly winds and a southerly prevail over the East and the Central regions, including Bangkok and its vicinity, while weak easterly winds blow across the Gulf, the department said. Cool mornings continue in the North and the Northeast, while light fog and an increase in temperature during the day are forecast for the upper country.
From March 3-5, another high pressure will extend to upper Thailand and the South China Sea, resulting in thundershowers with gusty winds over upper Thailand, the department said.
People in the upper part of the country have been advised to stay safe from severe conditions and beware of big trees and unsecured billboards that could be brought down by the winds. Farmers are advised to prepare for damage to crops.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:
Northern region: Cool weather with light fog in the morning; temperature lows of 16-22 degrees and highs of 34-37 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 6-14 degrees on hilltops.
Northeastern region: Cool weather with light fog in the morning; temperature lows of 18-21 degrees, highs of 33-34 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 10-15 degrees on hilltops.
Central region: Partly cloudy with isolated light rains; temperature lows of 23-24 degrees, highs of 35-37 degrees Celsius.
Eastern region: Cloudy with isolated thundershowers; temperature lows of 22-25 degrees, highs of 28-37 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high.
Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 22-26 degrees, highs of 32-35 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high.
Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 23-25 degrees, highs of 33-36 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high.
Bangkok and surrounding areas: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area, temperature lows of 24-25 degrees, highs of 33-36 degrees Celsius.