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Heavy rain forecast for most parts of Thailand

Jul 05. 2020
Picture Credit: Meteorological Department
Picture Credit: Meteorological Department
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By The Nation

Isolated heavy rainfall is likely in the North, the Northeast, the East and the South, as a strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand, the Thailand Meteorological Department has forecast. 

People in the areas should beware of heavy rains, the department cautioned.

The forecast for different parts of the country:

Bangkok and its vicinity: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers; minimum temperature 25-26 degrees Celsius, maximum 32-35°C; southwesterly winds at 10-30kph.

North: Very cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, Pichit and Phetchabun provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum temperature 33-35°C; southwesterly winds at 10-25kph.

Northeast: Very cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin, Roi Et and Mukdahan provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum temperature 31-34°C; southwesterly winds at 10-25kph.

Central: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum temperature 34-36°C; southwesterly winds at 10-30kph.

East: Very cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 23-27°C, maximum temperature 31-34°C; southwesterly winds at 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershower areas.

South (East Coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum temperature 32-34°C; southwesterly winds at 15-30kph; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershower areas.

South (west coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Ranong, Phangnga, Trang and Satun provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum temperature 30-33°C; southwesterly winds at 15-35kph; waves 1-2 metres high and about two metres in thundershower areas.

Seven-day forecast

From July 4-7, a rather strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand with the monsoon trough lying across Myanmar to the low cell over upper Laos while on July 6-7, the southeasterly wind prevails over the Northeast, the East and the Gulf. Thundershowers are likely over upper Thailand and isolated heavy rain in the North, the Northeast, the East, and the South. From July 8-10, the moderate southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand with isolated heavy rain in the East and the South.

People in the North, the Northeast and the East should beware of severe conditions in this period that may cause flash floods.

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