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Hot and hazy day with thundershowers, gusty winds in upper Thailand


The Thailand Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that a heat low cell covers upper Thailand, leading to rise in temperature and haze during the day.

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The southwesterly winds bring moisture from the Andaman Sea and the Gulf to the lower North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, and the East regions.

Thundershowers with gusty winds are forecast in some areas of upper Thailand.

People should beware of the severe weather conditions, the department said.

The southerly and the southwesterly winds prevail across the Andaman Sea and the South, causing thundershowers in the South.

The department added that the typhoon “Surigae” over the Pacific Ocean had no effect on Thailand at the moment.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 20 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 21-24 degrees Celsius, highs of 34-39°C.

Northeast: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 21-24°C, highs of 33-37°C.

Central: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 23-25°C, highs of 34-37°C.

East: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 24-26°C, highs of 33-35°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 23-25°C, highs of 33-34°C; waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Thundershowers in 60 per cent of the areas; temperature lows of 23-24°C, highs of 32-34°C; waves 1-2 metres high and two metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Hot day with haze and thundershowers in 20 per cent of the areas; gusty winds are possible in some areas; temperature lows of 25-27°C, highs of 33-36°C.

Source: Thailand Meteorological Department

Published : April 20, 2021

By : THE NATION