Rainfall

  • Thailand News

    Torrential May downpour turns Bang Saray into river

    Relentless rain wreaked havoc across Bang Saray, transforming streets into rivers and causing chaos for locals. Since the crack of dawn yesterday, unyielding rain transformed Bang Saray in Sattahip District into a watery maze, inundating Sukhumvit Road and nearby areas. The deluge overwhelmed drainage systems, plunging streets into chaos and triggering severe traffic snarls. The downpour hit Sukhumvit Road hardest,…

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    Froggy forecast: Rain brings ‘eung pao’ craze, hopping sales in Phayao

    The onset of rain in Phayao province sparked a flurry of activity as the local delicacy, eung pao, better known as balloon frog, became available for a limited time, leading to bustling markets and a significant boost in income for local villagers. Selling for as much as 600 baht per kilogramme, these creatures are a source of culinary delight and…

  • Thailand News

    Ten days of rainfall predicted in Thailand with temperature fluctuations

    The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) predicted rainfall for the next 10 days, from January 22 to 31. The TMD anticipate thunderstorms in the northern, central and upper northeastern regions, with a temperature rise expected. The forecast was updated today, January 22, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). From January 22 to 26, a moderate to strong mass…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    TMD warns of impending cold front in northern Thailand

    A new cold front is expected to grip the northern region of the country, bringing thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail, warns the Meteorological Department of Thailand today. The temperature will drop by 3 degrees Celsius starting today. The high-pressure system, or cold air mass, is currently covering the northeastern region and the South China Sea. The department advises residents in…

  • Thailand News

    TMD predicts Thunderstorms across the country with heavy rainfall in Bangkok

    The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning for today’s weather, predicting thunderstorms across 35 provinces, with Bangkok expected to experience heavy rainfall covering 60% of its area. The southern region is anticipated to be hit hardest, with sudden flash floods posing a danger due to heavy rainfalls. This weather pattern is due to a high-pressure system or cool air…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flood warning issued as heavy rains threaten southern Thailand

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued a warning today about the weather conditions in Thailand. The northern part of the country is experiencing morning fog and increasing rainfall. Simultaneously, the southern region is facing substantial downpours, causing a sudden risk of flooding and rapid forest runoff. The high-pressure weather system or cold air mass that covers the northern part…

  • Thailand News

    Severe flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima sparks fears of 1980 disaster repeat

    Torrential rains triggered severe flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima causing residents to hastily evacuate their homes. The situation has raised concerns of a repeat of the devastating floods of 1980. The Thai authorities are closely monitoring the situation, especially in the Lam Takhong area. Khao Yai National Park Head, Chaiya Huay Hongs Thong, reported that the depression storm has led to…

  • Thailand News

    Water shortages: Thai govt mulls halting Central Plains rice farming amid anticipated drought

    In a bid to counteract the effects of a potential drought, the central government of Thailand is contemplating the suspension of rice cultivation in the Central Plains region. This proposal comes alongside the potential establishment of a command centre to combat reduced rainfall and water shortages. The Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) initiated this conversation, citing apprehensions about…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Unyielding monsoon rains trigger flood and landslide alerts in 44 Thailand provinces

    According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), an unbroken spread of rainfall is affecting 44 provinces across Thailand, with a heavy downfall of 80% covering areas including Bangkok. The relentless rain is forecasted to continue into the next 24 hours. The TMD warns of potential dangers with flash floods and landslides being a significant concern, particularly in low-lying areas, and…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Monsoon warning for 46 Thai provinces: Rainfall, thunderstorms, and choppy seas

    The Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning today of a southwest monsoon causing thunderstorms throughout the country. The alert specified significant rainfall projected across 46 provinces, both north and south, covering 40% of the country’s north and south. The population should be vigilant due to the inherent danger at this time. The southwest monsoon now covers the Andaman Sea, Thailand,…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Heavy rainfall predicted across 41 Thai provinces, with potential flash floods

    The Thai Meteorological Department today reported forecasts of continued rainfall affecting 41 provinces, with 60% of the territories, including Bangkok, expected to experience heavy rainfall. The tropical depression in the southwest monsoon is covering the Andaman Sea and Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand as well. This, combined with a considerable low-pressure system based in northern Vietnam, is causing persistent…

  • Thailand News

    Thai rainfall faces below-average levels as El Niño prompts dry spell

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) indicated a below-average rainfall across several regions of the country due in part to the El Nino phenomenon. This unusual weather pattern, the department warns, is expected to intensify throughout November, potentially persisting into the early months of the upcoming year, severely impacting the levels of Thai rainfall. Chomparee Chompurat, TMD director-general, announced that despite…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Severe weather alert: 45 Thai provinces to experience heavy rain

    The Thai Meteorological Department issued a severe weather warning as a depression is set to bring heavy rainfall to 45 provinces, including Bangkok. In the wake of the monsoon, the southern region is expected to witness the worst conditions, with waves expected to reach up to 2 to 3 metres high. Today’s weather conditions are further complicated due to the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Monsoon surge raises flood risk across Thailand: 47 provinces on high alert

    Swelling rainfall across Thailand, spurred by the increasing strength of a monsoon coupled with an area of low atmospheric pressure, has compelled the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) to warn that 47 provinces could face potentially hazardous situations. Over the next 24 hours, it predicts 60% of their areas will face heavy rain, with the severity being the most significant in…

  • Economy News

    Increased rainfall lowers vegetable prices in Buriram, boosting local market sales

    In Buriram, increased rainfall has led to a reduction in vegetable prices, as local farmers can now grow more crops. A drop in price has been observed for several vegetables, resulting in smiles at the local market, despite some imported produce maintaining higher prices. The survey of fresh vegetable prices at the Buriram market revealed that many types, such as…

  • Thailand News

    Dry spell dilemma: Thai researchers sound the alarm over El Nino’s thirsty forecast

    Thai researchers are currently raising the alarm as they predict a potential drought crisis in the coming years, due to the El Nino weather pattern causing lower than average rainfall. Consequently, proactive measures and comprehensive water management plans are urgently needed to mitigate the impact of the impending water scarcity. A conference discussing climate change, water resource management, and strategies…

  • Environment News

    Thailand’s northern regions to experience decrease in air pollution due to rainfall

    Air pollution in Thailand’s northern regions is expected to decrease between tomorrow and Monday due to rainfall, bringing relief to an area where over 2.4 million people have experienced health problems connected to smog, according to the Public Health Ministry. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, the public health permanent secretary, reported yesterday that the PM2.5 levels detected in the north ranged from…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flash flood warning issued for 9 provinces in southern Thailand

    Heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to continue on southern Thailand‘s east coast for at least another two days, from December 9-10, according to the Songkhla Meteorological Centre. A monsoon from the northeast is moving southward to the Gulf of Thailand and a second monsoon is moving northward through upper Malaysia, said the centre. Heavy rainfall is expected today,…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Tropical Storm Noru is about to hit Thailand

    Tropical Storm Noru has been brewing in the Pacific Ocean and is on its way to Thailand, according to the Meteorological Department. Noru is expected to cause isolated and heavy rainfall in northern and northeastern Thailand from Tuesday to Thursday (September 27-29). A tropical depression just east of the Philippines intensified into a tropical storm on Friday at around 1pm.…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    First day of Thailand’s rainy season: heavy rain warning for 36 provinces

    Today, May 13, marks the first day of Thailand’s rainy season. A low pressure cell from upper Vietnam is expected to cause heavy rain and potential flash flooding in 36 provinces in the kingdom. The Meteorological Department advises people to be aware of the dangers caused by heavy rainfall. Sailors, especially on the Andaman Coast, should expect tall waves and…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flood warning issued for Bangkok

    Despite officials hoping for a reduction in the heavy rainfall and flooding affecting many parts of Thailand, it seems the situation is not easing yet. Residents in Bangkok, along the capital’s Chao Phraya River, have been put on high alert over potential flooding. The Bangkok Post reports that the warning comes as 3,000 cubic metres of water per second flows…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok residents warned of flooding risk as torrential rain forecast this week

    The Meteorological Department has warned of the risk of flooding in Bangkok as a result of torrential rainfall forecast for this week. The capital has been experiencing wet weather for 3 weeks in a row now, meaning the water level in eastern Bangkok canals is already high. Bangkok governor, Aswin Kwanmuang, says water pumps need to be deployed to drain…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Torrential rain warning for Thailand as Tropical Storm Conson approaches

    Batten down the hatches, there’s some heavy rainfall coming in the next 24 hours and most of the country will get it. The Thai Meteorological Department says the approach of Tropical Storm Conson means most regions are in for some very wet conditions. Conson is currently moving in a north-westerly direction, across the central Philippines, headed for Vietnam. Over the…

  • World News

    Shocked New Yorkers survey the damage following torrential rainfall

    New Yorkers are shaking their heads in disbelief and trying to pick up the pieces following torrential rainfall in the Big Apple. Homes and businesses have been flooded and at least 8 people have died. Speaking to AFP, Metodija Mihajlov, whose restaurant has been flooded, said he’s never seen anything like it. “When the rain started to get bad, my…

  • Thailand News

    This Saturday marks the first day of Thailand’s rainy season

    Saturday, May 15, Thailand will mark the official start of the 2021 rainy season, with 5 to 10% more rainfall expected compared to last year. The Thai Meteorological Department says the first half of the rainy season, from now until July, the total amount of rain is expected to be 10% more than the average, while the second half of the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s monsoon season expected to be heaviest in 30 years

    Thailand’s upcoming monsoon season is expected to start early and see the heaviest amount of rainfall in 30 years. The Royal Irrigation Department has instructed agencies to prepare for the situation by inspecting reservoirs’ and irrigation buildings’ conditions. As of now, the reservoirs are 50% full. The country overall has used a total of 73% of the water in the…

  • South Thailand News

    Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 7

    Heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed 7 people, while many others have been injured. The worst of the flooding, which has affected 9 provinces, is in Nakhon Si Thammarat, which has had over 6 days of persistent rain. In total, the floods have affected over 261,000 households and tens of thousands of people, including a 14-month-old…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Isolated heavy showers forecast, but rainfall set to ease overall

    Heavy wet season rainfall is taking its toll on 25 provinces around the country, with flash flooding and landslides affecting over 25,000 homes. 11 provinces are thought to be the worst-affected, as they continue to battle heavy flooding. They are Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima, in the north-east of the country, Sa Kaeo in the east, the central provinces of…

  • Bangkok News

    Little has changed: 9 years after devastating floods, Bangkok remains defenceless

    Parts of Bangkok remain at risk of catastrophic floods, as happened in 2011, when thousands of people were displaced and homes partially or totally destroyed. Now, 9 years later, a report in the Bangkok Post says city officials have made little progress in shoring up the capital’s flood defences, and the upper-eastern area remains as exposed as ever. Back in…

  • Bangkok News

    Police ordered to keep traffic moving after heavy flooding during Bangkok’s peak

    Traffic police in Bangkok are being instructed to keep the capital’s roads clear after heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding from around 2am this morning. Krisana Pattanajaroen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, says officers have been tasked with preventing traffic jams, particularly along Bangkok’s busiest thoroughfares, as well as removing any potential obstacles. The heavy rains started early in…