By THE NATION
The monsoon trough lies across the middle South while the moderate southwest winds prevail across the Andaman Sea, the South and the lower Gulf.
Isolated heavy rains are likely in the South. The wind and waves in the upper portion of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf will likely rise two metres high and more than two metres high during thundershowers. All ships should proceed with caution, the department said.
The category 5 typhoon “Molave” over the middle South China Sea is expected to make landfall over middle Vietnam by October 28 before downgrading. As a result, the southwest winds across the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf will strengthen with isolated heavy rain and strong winds for the Northeast, the East, the Central and the lower North.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:
Northern region: Cool weather with isolated light rain; minimum temperature 18-22 degrees Celsius, maximum 33-35°C.
Northeast: Cool weather and strong winds with light rain in 20 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 19-21°C, maximum 32-33°C.
Central: Mostly cloudy with isolated light rain; minimum temperature 22-24°C, maximum 32-34°C.
East: Cool weather and strong winds with isolated light rain; minimum temperature 22-24°C, maximum 31-34°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.
South (east coast): Thundershowers in 60 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 30-33°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.
South (west coast): Thundershowers in 70 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rains; minimum temperature 23-24°C, maximum 29-31°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres during thundershowers.
Bangkok and surrounding areas: Partly cloudy; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 32-34°C.