Severe weather alert for 41 provinces including Bangkok, warns TMD

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The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a severe weather warning for today, with thunderstorms predicted to affect 41 provinces across the country, including Bangkok, where heavy rainfall is expected in 60% of the area. Citizens are advised to take precautions against potential hazards.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours indicates that a high-pressure area or cold air mass is currently covering upper Thailand and the South China Sea, resulting in fog during the morning hours. Meanwhile, an easterly wind wave is moving over the lower central region, the eastern region, the Gulf of Thailand, and the southern region.

This weather pattern is causing heavy rainfall in some areas of the central region, including Bangkok and its vicinity, the eastern region, and the southern region.

Residents in these areas are advised to be cautious of heavy and accumulated rainfall. Moreover, they are urged to exercise caution while travelling through areas experiencing thunderstorms during this period.

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For those navigating the waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, waves are expected to be less than 1 metre high. However, in areas experiencing thunderstorms, waves could exceed 2 metres.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and avoid areas with thunderstorms, reported KhaoSod.

Fog, thunderstorms

The northern region will experience morning fog and 20% of the area will see thunderstorms, primarily in the provinces of Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, and Tak. The lowest temperature will range between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius. Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 15 kilometres per hour.

The northeastern region will also experience morning fog and 30% of the area will experience thunderstorms, primarily in the provinces of Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani.

The lowest temperature will range between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 33 and 34 degrees Celsius. Winds will be from the northeast, with speeds of 10 to 20 kilometres per hour.

The central region will experience thunderstorms in 60% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some areas, primarily in the provinces of Kanchanaburi, Lopburi, Saraburi, Ratchaburi, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Songkhram.

The lowest temperature will range between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius. Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 20 kilometres per hour.

The eastern region will experience thunderstorms in 60% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some areas, primarily in the provinces of Sa Kaeo, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. The lowest temperature will range between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius.

High winds

Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 30 kilometres per hour. At sea, waves will be less than 1 metre high, but in areas experiencing thunderstorms, waves could exceed 2 metres.

The southern region (east coast) will experience thunderstorms in 60% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some areas, primarily in the provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, and Narathiwat.

The lowest temperature will range between 23 and 26 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius. Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 30 kilometres per hour. At sea, waves will be less than 1 metre high, but in areas experiencing thunderstorms, waves could exceed 2 metres.

The southern region (west coast) will experience thunderstorms in 60% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some areas, primarily in the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun. The lowest temperature will range between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 32 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 30 kilometres per hour. At sea, waves will be less than 1 metre high, but in areas experiencing thunderstorms, waves could exceed 2 metres.

Bangkok and its vicinity will experience thunderstorms in 60% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some areas. The lowest temperature will range between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius. Winds will be from the east, with speeds of 10 to 20 kilometres per hour.

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