Thailand to see heavy rain and thunderstorms until July 9

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The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a weather forecast for increased rainfall across Thailand from today, July 4 to Sunday, July 7. Heavy rain is expected in Bangkok and surrounding areas, as well as in the northern, northeastern, eastern, and southern regions.

Thailand is set to experience a significant increase in rainfall with heavy showers in certain areas. The northern, northeastern, eastern, and southern regions are forecasted to be most affected. Thunderstorms are expected to continue next Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and 9, with heavy rain anticipated in the northeastern, eastern, and southern parts of the country.

The northern region will experience thunderstorms in 40 to 60% of the area from today to July 7, with some locations seeing very heavy rain. Thunderstorms will cover 30 to 40% of the area on July 8 and 9. Temperatures in the region will range from a minimum of 23 to 27 degrees Celcius to a maximum of 32 to 37°C.

In the northeastern region, thunderstorms will also cover 40 to 60% of the area, with heavy rain predicted in some parts. The temperatures will vary from 23 to 27°C at night to 30 to 36°C during the day.

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The central region will see thunderstorms in 40 to 60% of the area from today to July 7, with some heavy rain expected. Thunderstorm coverage will reduce slightly to 30 to 40% next Monday and Tuesday. The temperatures will range from a low of 23 to 26°C to a high of 34 to 38°C.

In the eastern region, thunderstorms will cover 40 to 70% of the area with heavy rain in some places. The temperatures will range from 24 to 27°C to 31 to 36°C. The sea will have waves approximately 1 metre high but in areas with thunderstorms, waves could exceed 2 metres.

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The southern region on the eastern side will have thunderstorms in 40 to 60% of the area, with some heavy rainfall. Temperatures will range between 22 to 27°C at night and 31 to 36°C during the day. Sea waves are expected to be about 1 metre high, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in thunderstorm areas.

On the western side of the southern region, thunderstorms are forecasted in 40 to 70% of the area, with heavy rain in certain parts. The temperatures will be between 24 to 26°C at night and 29 to 33°C during the day. From Ranong province upwards, the sea will have waves 1 to 2 metres high, and in thunderstorm areas, waves could exceed 2 metres. From Phang Nga province downwards, the sea will have waves around 1 metre high, with higher waves in areas experiencing thunderstorms.

In Bangkok and its vicinity, thunderstorms will cover 40 to 60% of the area from today to July 7, with some heavy rain expected. Thunderstorms will still cover 30 to 40% of the area on July 8 and 9. The temperatures are forecasted to be between 25 to 27°C at night and 34 to 37°C during the day.

TMD advises the public to be cautious of the changing weather conditions and to stay updated with the latest forecasts and warnings. The increase in rainfall could lead to localised flooding and difficult driving conditions. Residents should prepare accordingly and consider their travel plans, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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