Thai-twister alert: Storm swirls promised over next 24 hours

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The Meteorological Department forecasts a 24-hour Thailand weather shift starting this morning, caused by a storm passing over northern and northeast Thailand. The low-pressure trough pushing in from northern Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin, along with the continual southwest monsoon, have increased rainfall across northern, northeastern, and eastern Thailand, with some areas experiencing heavy downpours. Central and southern Thailand are also expected to see some showers and thunderstorms.

Waves in the Andaman Sea are predicted to reach approximately 1 metre in height. However, in areas with storms and thunder, wave heights could increase to 2 metres. Fishermen are advised to navigate with caution and to avoid sailing in affected regions.

The weather forecast for Thailand over the next 24 hours from 6am today until 6am tomorrow reveals varied conditions across the regions:

Northern region

About 40% of the territories are experiencing thunderstorms, with some areas being hit by heavy rain. These provinces include Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit and Tak. The lowest temperature will likely be between 24-27°C while the highest will range from 34-37°C.

Northeast region

About 40% of territories are also expected to see thunderstorms, with some spots having heavy rain. These areas include Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani. The temperatures will likely range from 25-27°C as the lowest, and 33-38°C as the highest.

Central region

About a 30% chance of thunderstorms. Provinces most likely affected by storms include Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi, Saraburi, and Kanchanaburi. Temperatures are forecast to be between 25-27°C at the lowest and 36-38°C at the highest.

Eastern region

Facing thunderstorms across 60% of its territory, with a chance of substantial rain in certain places. Those provinces include Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. The lowest temperature is expected between 25-28°C, and the highest between 33-37°C. Seas are projected to have wave heights of 1 metre. In stormy areas, waves may rise to 2 metres.

South region (East coast)

There is about a 20% chance of storms, primarily in Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces. Predicted temperatures could go as low as 23-27°C and as high as 34-37°C. Sea waters are estimated to be less than 1 metre deep but are predicted to reach up to 2 metres in storm-ridden areas.

South region (West coast)

About a 10% chance of thunderstorms, mainly in Trang and Satun provinces. The lowest temperature is predicted at 25-27°C and the highest at 33-35°C. Sea waves are expected to reach up to two metres in stormy conditions.

Bangkok and its surrounding areas

About a 40% chance of storms with temperatures ranging from 28-29°C at the lowest point, up to 35-37°C at the highest.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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