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Hot conditions, along with thunderstorms and gusty winds, are the feature of weather in the north east and eastern regions over the next few days. There will also be some additional wet weather for southern provinces on the west coast, due to the extensive storm system, which has now been named Cyclone Amphan, in the north part of the Bay of Bengal.

The cyclone is growing to an equivalent Category 4 hurricane. Amphan will impact the India-Bangladesh coastal areas by Wednesday local time with potentially catastrophic impacts.

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to get back into the low 40s again in the north and northwestern provinces of Thailand.

The Thai Meteorological Department forecasts that thunderstorms and wind will whip up 2 metre waves in the Andaman Sea and is advising that small boats “must not venture out while bigger vessels should “proceed with caution”.

Forecasts for the next 24 hours…

Bangkok and surrounding areas

Hot with thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 28-30 degrees, highs of 36-39 C.

Northern region

Hot to very hot with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area, gusty wind is possible; temperature lows of 24-30 degrees and highs of 38-41 C.

Northeastern region

Hot to very hot with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the area, gusty wind is possible, temperature lows of 24-29 degrees and highs of 35-40 C.

Central region

Hot with thundershowers in 20 per cent of the area, gusty wind and heavy rain are possible; temperature lows of 26-29 degrees, highs of 38-39 C.

Eastern region

Hot with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the area, gusty wind is possible in some areas; temperature lows of 25-29 degrees, highs of 31-37 C. Waves a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

Southern region (east coast)

Mostly cloudy with thundershowers and heavy rain in 30 per cent of the area; temperature lows of 24-29 degrees, highs of 32-37 C. Waves less than a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.

Southern region (west coast)

Thundershowers in 70 per cent of the area with isolated heavy rain; temperature lows of 23-26 degrees, highs of 31-32 C. Waves 2 metres high and more than 2 metres during thundershowers.

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High demand for health insurance due to Covid-19 worries, premiums expected to rise

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With the increasing demands for health insurance due to people’s worries over Covid-19, health insurance premiums are expected to grow 1.59% this year, according to the Insurance Commission.

Commission secretary-general Suthipol Taweechaikarn says total premiums will see 101 billion baht revenues this year, an increase from 99 billion baht last year. He adds that the Covid-19 situation is a major factor in higher demand for health insurance policies as medical expenses are likely to increase every year.

Some insurance companies in Thailand have also found an increasing demand for health coverage policies among their customers, especially those with high purchasing power.

Deputy CEO of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Thailand says the company will offer annual premiums starting at 15,000 baht.

“The company aims to increase health insurance premiums to 50% this year from 40% last year.”

Cigna Insurance CEO says the company will use digital technology for product and service development to meet customers’ demands in the new normal lifestyle.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha considers legalising gambling

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In the midst of a nationwide crackdown on gambling, an effort driven to contain Covid-19 by stopping the illegal gatherings after an outbreak at a Rayong gambling den, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says now he will consider the legalisation of gambling. He says he’ll start by staging discussions about the pros and cons.

In the recent wave of Covid-19, major clusters of the virus infections have been reported at illegal gambling dens. Elusive gamblers have been problematic for health officials who have been trying to track down those who may have come in contact with the virus. Some health officials have also been concerned with compulsive gamblers who are known to frequent many different venues.

PM Prayut says it is time to begin discussing the possibility of legalising gambling in Thailand, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The prime minister says the key question is whether legalised gambling will be considered acceptable by most Thais, adding that some may say it is immoral.

SOURCE: Phuket News

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And they want the tourist back ???? Sort it out!

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Not just this weekend, next Mon-Fri will also see toxic air pollution in Bkk above 150 (red level).

Cathy Odgers At least everyone has a covid mask. Harden up.

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