Summer storm warning for upper Thailand

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A fierce summer storm is currently impacting upper Thailand, with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issuing a warning for severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms, strong winds, and occasional hail. The department advises the public to avoid open areas, take precautions, and stay up-to-date with the latest weather reports.

The clash of a high-pressure system over upper Thailand and the South China Sea with intensely hot weather has created the perfect conditions for summer storms to develop, particularly in the northern regions of the country. These storms bring with them the potential for thunderstorms, gusty winds, and hail, particularly affecting provinces such as Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, and Tak.

The TMD, in its tenth announcement for this year, detailed the impact areas and advised the public to be cautious of the dangers that these summer storms may pose.

The statement, released today at 5am, highlighted the need for citizens to stay away from open fields, large trees, weak buildings, and billboards that might be susceptible to storm damage. It also warned of the possibility of lightning in some areas.

Farmers have been advised to prepare for the storm’s impact on agricultural production, taking measures to protect their crops and livestock. As the weather system continues to bring turbulent conditions, individuals in the affected provinces should monitor updates from the TMD. The department has promised to provide ongoing updates, with the next announcement scheduled for later on today, at 5pm, reported KhaoSod.

The TMD maintains a 24-hour service for weather updates, which can be accessed on their website or through their hotline numbers.

In related news, Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation issued a warning for a summer storm expected to affect 60 provinces across the northern, northeastern, and central regions and Bangkok from April 8 to April 11.

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