Bangkok weather: Heavy rain, strong winds and flood expected

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The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued another severe weather warning today, cautioning against flash floods and forest runoffs due to heavy rains, particularly in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, where there is a 70% chance of thunderstorms.

The TMD forecast for the next 24 hours predicts that the upper parts of the country will be affected by the southeastern and southern winds, leading to stormy conditions and heavy rainfall in some areas.

Residents in the affected regions are advised to avoid open spaces and stay clear of large trees, unstable structures, and weak billboards. Farmers are urged to prepare for potential agricultural damage and safeguard their livestock.

The risk of heavy rainfall could result in sudden flooding, especially in areas with sloping terrain and waterways, as well as low-lying areas. Mariners in the Andaman Sea, Southern Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand should also exercise caution due to the stormy conditions.

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During this period, the northern parts of the country are experiencing moderate to high levels of dust and smoke accumulation due to weak winds and poor air circulation.

The situation is improving in the northeastern and central regions. The weather changes in Bangkok and its vicinity, with the increased rainfall have reduced the levels of dust and smoke.

Regional updates

For the Northern region, hot to very hot weather is expected during the day with a 40% chance of thunderstorms and strong winds in provinces such as Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Phichit, Phitsanulok, and Phetchabun.

The lowest temperatures range from 23-29 degrees Celsius, with highs of 35-41 degrees Celsius and southerly winds moving at 5-15 km/h.

In the northeastern region, daytime temperatures are hot with a 40% chance of thunderstorms and heavy rains in some areas, affecting provinces like Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, and Surin.

Temperatures will vary from 24-27 degrees Celsius at their lowest and 34-37 degrees Celsius at their highest, with southeasterly winds at 10-20 km/h.

The central region will experience hot daytime weather, with a 60% chance of thunderstorms and strong winds. Heavy rainfall may occur in provinces like Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Lopburi, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi.

The lowest temperatures will be between 24-28 degrees Celsius and the highest between 35-40 degrees Celsius, with southerly winds at 10-20 km/h.

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The eastern region has a 60% chance of thunderstorms, with heavy rainfall expected in some areas of Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.

Temperatures are forecasted to range from 25-28 degrees Celsius at the lowest to 31-36 degrees Celsius at the highest, with southeasterly winds at 10-30 km/h.

The southern region (east coast) will also be hot during the day with a 60% chance of thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall is predicted in Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, and Songkhla.

Temperatures are said to range from 25-27 degrees Celsius at their lowest to 33-37 degrees Celsius at their highest, and southeasterly winds at 10-30 km/h.

Lastly, the Bangkok Metropolitan Region is expected to experience thunderstorms across 70% of the area, with heavy rainfall in some places. Minimum temperatures will be between 26-28 degrees Celsius and maximum temperatures between 30-35 degrees Celsius, with southerly winds at 10-30 km/h.

With the change of weather in Bangkok, residents are advised to carry umbrellas and prepare for potential disruptions caused by the inclement weather, reported Khaosod.

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