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Summer storms, thunderstorms, hail – weather warnings

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Nation Thailand

The Thailand Meteorological Department is predicting summer storms for vast areas of upper Thailand, accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds. Hail is possible in some areas of the North, the Northeast, the East, and the Central regions.

Whilst any meaningful wet season rain is yet to transpire in much of the country, the summer storm systems usually bring sudden, and sometimes, torrential rain. They can also appear out of nowhere and build quite quickly.

“A high-pressure system from China will extend to northern Thailand and the South China Sea while southerly and the southeasterly winds blow over the upper country where hot to very hot conditions continue.”

People in upper Thailand have been urged to take precautions in the severe weather conditions by avoiding outdoor places, large trees and unsecured buildings. Farmers should prepare for damage to crops.

Affected areas today and tomorrow…

North

  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Phayao
  • Nan
  • Phrae
  • Lamphun
  • Lampang
  • Uttaradit
  • Sukhothai
  • Phitsanulok
  • Tak
  • Kamphaeng
  • Phet
  • Phichit
  • Phetchabun

Northeast

  • Loei
  • Nong Bua Lamphu
  • Udon Thani
  • Nong Khai
  • Bueng Kan
  • Sakon Nakhon
  • Nakhon Phanom
  • Chaiyaphum
  • Khon Kaen
  • Kalasin
  • Mukdahan
  • Maha Sarakham
  • Roi Et
  • Yasothon
  • Amnat Charoen
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Buri Ram
  • Surin
  • Si Sa Ket
  • Ubon Ratchathani

Central

  • Nakhon Sawan
  • Lop Buri
  • Saraburi
  • Chai Nat
  • Ang Thong
  • Sing Buri
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Uthai Thani
  • Suphan Buri
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Samut Sakhon
  • Samut Songkhram
  • Ratchaburi, including Bangkok and its vicinity

East:

  • Nakhon Nayok
  • Prachin Buri
  • Sa Kaeo
  • Chachoengsao
  • Chon Buri
  • Rayong
  • Chanthaburi
  • Trat

On Tuesday and Wednesday…

North

  • Mae Hong Son
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Phayao
  • Nan
  • Phrae
  • Lamphun
  • Lampang
  • Uttaradit
  • Sukhothai
  • Phitsanulok
  • Tak
  • Kamphaeng Phet
  • Phichit
  • Phetchabun

Northeast

  • Loei
  • Nong Bua Lam Phu
  • Chaiyaphum
  • Khon Kaen
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Buri Ram
  • Surin
  • Si Sa Ket
  • Ubon Ratchathani

Central

  • Nakhon Sawan
  • Lop Buri
  • Saraburi
  • Chainat
  • Ang Thong
  • Sing Buri
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Uthai Thani
  • Suphan buri
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Samut Sakhon
  • Samut Songkhram

Ratchaburi including Bangkok and its vicinity.

East

  • Nakhon Nayok
  • Prachin Buri
  • Sa Kaeo
  • Chachoengsao
  • Chon Buri
  • Rayong
  • Chanthaburi
  • Trat

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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