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Thundershowers forecast for Bangkok, parts of upper Thailand and the South


A heat low cell covers upper Thailand, while the southerly and southeasterly winds blow over the lower North, the lower Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East regions, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Friday.

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A hot day with haze is likely over the area with thundershowers and gusty winds in some areas. Meanwhile, the southwesterly wind blowing across the Andaman Sea, the South, and the Gulf of Thailand brings thundershowers and isolated heavy rains, the department said.

In addition, another moderate high-pressure system from China will extend to the Northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea, while the westerly trough will move through the North, the upper Northeast and the Central regions from April 16-19.

Hot weather with outbreaks of summer storms, scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds and hail are expected over upper Thailand.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: A hot day with haze and thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible; temperature lows of 21-24 degrees Celsius, highs of 35-39°C.

Northeast: A hot day with haze and thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible; temperature lows of 22-25°, highs of 35-39°C.

Central: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible; temperature lows of 23-24°C, highs of 35-37°C.

East: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible; temperature lows of 24-25°C, highs of 33-37°C; waves less than a metre high and over a metre during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 22-25°C, highs of 33-36°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 22-25°C, highs of 33-36°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 25-27°C, highs of 35-37°C.

Source: Thailand Meteorological Department

Published : April 16, 2021

By : THE NATION