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More rains forecast for Thailand this week

Jul 12. 2020
Cloudy sky above Bangkok on Sunday morning.
Cloudy sky above Bangkok on Sunday morning.
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By The Nation

The Thailand Meteorological Department has forecast less rain on Sunday in the North, the Northeast and the Central regions, while the East and South will see isolated heavy rain.

The southwest monsoon prevailing across the Andaman Sea and Thailand has weakened. Easterly and southeasterly winds blow over the Northeast, the East and the South because of isolated heavy rain in the areas. People in the East and the South should beware of severe conditions, the department said.

The forecast for different parts of the ccountry:

Bangkok and its vicinity: Partly cloudy with isolated thundershowers; minimum temperature 27-28 degrees Celsius, maximum 33-38°C; southwesterly winds at 10-25kph.

North: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet and Phetchabun provinces; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 31-37°C, southwesterly winds at 10-20kph.

Northeast: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram provinces; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 34-37°C; southwesterly winds at  10-20kph.

Central: Partly cloudy with isolated thundershowers mostly in Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Songkhram provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum 35-36°C;  southwesterly winds at 10-20kph.

East: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 24-27°C, naximum 33-37°C, southwesterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershower areas.

South (east coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum 32-36°C; southwesterly winds 10-30kph; waves less than a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershower areas.

South (west coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces; ninimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 31-32°C; southwesterly winds at 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershowers areas.

Forecast for the next seven days

From July 12-17, the southwest monsoon prevailing across the Andaman Sea and Thailand will strengthen while the easterly and southeasterly winds blow over the Northeast. More rain is likely in Thailand with isolated heavy rain in the Northeast, the East, and the South.

People in the Northeast, the East and the South should beware of severe conditions from July 12-17.

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