Heavy rainfall to hit 54 provinces, Bangkok at risk of flash floods

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Heavy rainfall and floods are expected to hit 54 provinces in Thailand, with a 70% chance of precipitation across the country, according to the Meteorological Department. Bangkok could face flash floods, while increased wave heights are predicted for the Andaman Sea today.

The Meteorological Department’s 24-hour forecast predicts heavy rainfall and thunderstorms due to a trough of a low-pressure area over the South China Sea, combined with a strong southwest monsoon covering the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand. The low-pressure trough crosses Myanmar and enters the north and upper northeast of Thailand. This weather system is expected to cause heavy rain in some parts of the country, particularly in the northeast, east, and western coastal areas of the south. Residents in these areas are advised to beware of flash floods and fast-flowing forest runoffs.

The Andaman Sea, especially the upper part, is projected to experience waves 2 to 3 metres high, and over 3 metres in areas with thunderstorms. Meanwhile, the lower Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand could see waves up to 2 metres high. Fishermen are warned to be cautious and avoid sailing in areas with thunderstorms. Small boats in the upper Andaman Sea are advised to stay ashore until June 10.

The north, northeastern, central, eastern, and western coastal regions of southern Thailand are expected to experience heavy rainfall in some areas. In these regions, minimum temperatures range from 23 to 28 degrees Celsius, with maximum temperatures between 30 and 37 degrees Celsius. Southwest winds will blow at speeds of 10 to 40 kilometres per hour.

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Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are predicted to witness a 60% precipitation rate and some heavy rainfall. With minimum temperatures between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius and maximum temperatures from 33 to 36 degrees Celsius, residents are advised to take precautions during this period.

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