Thai Meteorological Department

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    Scorching heatwave sparks record-breaking electricity surge

    Energy officials revealed that electricity demand skyrocketed to a staggering 35,830 megawatts (MW) at precisely 8.58pm on Monday, shattering previous records amid a blistering national heatwave. Temperatures across the country soared between 35 and 38 degrees Celcius, peaking at a scorching 42 degrees Celcius on the same day. “This demand surge surpassed the previous record of 34,656MW set on April…

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    Thailand issues severe weather alert for 27 provinces

    A severe weather warning has been issued for 27 provinces in Thailand, including Bangkok, as the Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) forecasts thunderstorms and potential heavy rainfall across various regions. The eastern part of the country is expected to face the brunt of the storms, with 40% of the area likely to experience intense downpours. The warning comes amid a…

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    Severe summer storm to hit Thailand with hail and strong winds

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued a severe weather alert for the upcoming summer storm, set to impact various provinces with heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds, and potential hail on March 19-20, following a drop in temperature today, March 18. The summer storm, initially striking in the upper part of Thailand, is a result of a moderate high-pressure system…

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    Bangkok braces for thunderstorms as severe weather hits Thailand

    Bangkok and 25 other provinces across Thailand are bracing for thunderstorms, as the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issues a severe weather warning for the next 24 hours. Bangkok is expected to see heavy rainfall in 20% of its area, accompanied by strong gusts of wind. The south faces turbulent seas with waves forecasted to exceed 2 metres in storm-affected areas.…

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    Thailand battles rising PM2.5 levels, Bangkok breathes easier

    Northeastern Thailand is currently grappling with hazardous levels of PM2.5, surpassing the standard values and affecting public health, while Bangkok enjoys relatively clear skies. Northeastern Thailand is currently enveloped in a haze of fine particulate matter, with PM2.5 levels exceeding the safety standards in 40 provinces. This has placed the health of millions at risk, particularly affecting the respiratory system.…

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    Thunderstorm alert for Thai provinces with rising temps

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued a weather warning for thunderstorms across ten provinces, signalling a rise in temperatures for the upper parts of the country. Despite the warmer climate, mornings will continue to be shrouded in fog, retaining the chill, particularly in the northeastern regions. This forecast, released at 5am today, February 14, also highlights an ongoing concern…

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    Bangkok battles severe PM2.5 pollution, health warnings issued

    Bangkok and several provinces across Thailand are currently grappling with dangerously high levels of PM2.5 particulate matter, exceeding standard pollution values and posing a significant health risk. Bangkok’s Phra Khanong district recorded the highest levels, urging the public to wear masks outdoors at all times for protection. The situation monitored hourly, is a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Higher…

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    Thailand braces for temperature drop and thunderstorms across 19 provinces

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) forecasts a fresh bout of cold wind resulting in a sharp 5 degrees Celsius drop in temperature. Accompanied by thunderstorms in 19 provinces, the TMD also warns of a storm wreaking havoc in the southern region. In the next 24 hours, a relatively strong high-pressure system will gradually cover the northeast region and is…

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    Thailand’s Southern Meteorological Centre issues severe weather warning

    The Southern Meteorological Centre in Songkhla has issued its 10th warning, alerting eight provinces to the potential dangers of heavy rainfall, flash floods, landslides, and forest runoff. Rough seas in the Gulf of Thailand, with waves reaching up to 4 metres, are also a concern. Small boats have been advised to remain ashore due to these hazardous conditions along the…

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    Impending storm to hit 25 provinces in Thailand, TMD warns

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning today for heavy rainfall in 25 provinces, with a looming storm set to inundate the southern region. The sudden flash floods are expected to be followed by another cold weather spell from tomorrow, December 6 to Friday, December 8. The TMD’s 24-hour forecast indicates that a high-pressure system or cold air mass…

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    Significant earthquake in Mindanao Philippines triggers tsunami warning but spares Thailand

    The Philippines experienced a significant earthquake near the island of Mindanao, triggering a tsunami warning. The quake, measuring 7.5 in magnitude, didn’t affect Thailand, according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). Japan also issued a tsunami warning in response to the seismic activity occurring on December 3. At 9.57pm yesterday, December 2, the TMD stated the earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines.…

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    Myanmar earthquake: 6.4 magnitude hits, tremors felt in Thailand (video)

    A significant earthquake of 6.4 magnitude jolted Myanmar at 8.37am today, as confirmed by the Earthquake Observation Division of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). The epicentre was noted to be around 100 kilometres in the northwest direction from the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) placed the epicentre of this seismic event approximately 76…

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    Thailand prepares for onset of cool season as northern front approaches

    Thailand is bracing for a weather shift as a cool front from the north is set to lower temperatures starting tomorrow, signalling the onset of the cool season. This front, according to reports from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), was making its way over the region during the weekend, bringing with it strong winds. The shift in weather won’t be…

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    Heavy rainfall warning for north, northeast, central and east Thailand

    The Thai Meteorological Department warns of heavy rainfall today, covering 70-80% of the regions in the north, northeast, central, east, and Bangkok areas. An intense monsoon trough is passing over Myanmar and Northern Laos, moving into a low-pressure area over northern Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin. This, combined with a moderate southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand,…

  • Environment News

    Chiang Mai breathes easier: Summer storms bring air quality relief

    The air quality in Chiang Mai has significantly improved due to a series of summer storms, causing hazardous haze pollution and ultra-fine particulate matter (PM) 2.5 levels to drop after months of concern. This is welcome news for residents and tourists alike, as the region has been grappling with poor air quality and the impact it has had on both…

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    Thailand braces for thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) urged residents in the North, East, and central regions of Thailand to be prepared for thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail over the coming days. A moderate high-pressure system from China is moving over the northeast and eastern parts of Thailand and the South China Sea, causing southerly and southeasterly winds that bring moisture from the…

  • Environment News

    Bangkok air pollution to persist

    Most of the capital will be coughing and spluttering on Monday and Tuesday under a dense grey blanket of filthy Bangkok air. The air will be filled with dust on Monday and Tuesday due to the lack of breeze and airflow. The city Environment Department said Saturday that the lack of breeze in Bangkok eventually traps the pollution in the city.…

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    Heavy rains close Gulf ferries, Surin Islands for 2 days

    Heavy rains, high winds and thunderstorms have ferries cancelled and areas closing down for the next few days in the south of Thailand. In the Gulf of Thailand, all ferry services between the mainland and Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao have been suspended for two days. On the Andaman Sea, the national park on the Surin Islands has…

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    Thai Interior Minister plays down flood warnings

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) today announced another day of heavy downpours, flooding, and traffic chaos throughout the country and told the kingdom to brace itself. The Interior Minister on the other hand played it down and said there was nothing to worry about. The TMD made known it is 70% likely that the nation will be hit by another…

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    Thailand News Update | Koh Samui and Koh Phangan Ferry Services increased for Songkran

    Just starting our bulletin today with a quick note about the new XE Omicron variant that has now been detected in Thailand. We are doing more about this in Good Morning Thailand program today. The key point is that, given the current knowledge, the variant appears no more likely to produce severe symptoms than the other Omicron variants. The one…

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    Weather warning issued as tropical storm Dianmu approaches

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for the North, Northeast, East and Central regions, as it monitors tropical storm Dianmu, which is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression. The TMD says the storm made landfall over the central Vietnamese province of Quang this morning and is about 260 kilometres southeast of Amnat Charoen province, in north-east…

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    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…

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    Pattaya rocked by heavy rains and floods with more predicted

    Pattaya has been pummelled by heavy rains over the past few days causing local flooding in roads and neighbourhoods around the area. And weather forecast calls for more torrential downpours over the next few days. Around Pattaya and Bang Lamung, roads flooded last night and locals spent the day cleaning up the messes of the night before. The heavy rains…

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    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…

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    Thai Meteorological Dept. warns northern Thailand of severe storms through May 7

    The Thailand Meteorological Department says severe storms, especially in the north, will be present through May 7. The announcement detailed the forecast with gusty winds and hail being included in the conditions due to a high pressure system from China. It also warned residents to stay away from big trees, unsecured buildings, large billboards, and outdoor places in general. Farmers…

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    Heavy storms to hit many parts of Thailand between today and Tuesday

    The Thai Meteorological Department is warning of sudden summer storms, bringing strong gusts and possibly even hail, across many parts of the country. Yep, looks like the wet season has arrive d abut early in parts of Thailand this year. The TMD says the north-east, east, north, central, and upper south of the country will be affected from today until…

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    Strong surf hits Prachuap Khiri Khan beach

    High waves, peaking at 2 to 4 metres, hit Prachuap Khiri Khan’s coastal beaches, gushing over the breakwater and flooding some spots of the beachside road. Beachfront shops and restaurants have been temporarily closed while all on-water activities are prohibited in the affected areas. Over 100 fishing boats and small boats have moored in the areas around the Khao Ta Mong…

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    Cool weather in central and northern Thailand, strong wind, waves in the south

    Temperatures are dropping throughout the North, Northeast and Central regions. Frost is even on some mountaintops. The Thailand Meteorological Department says the cool weather is due to the high-pressure system from China covering the upper part of Thailand. Bangkok today reports a temperature drop with a low of 16-18 degrees Celsius, while the Central region is expected to have cool…

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    Continuous rainfall expected throughout Thailand this week

    Continuous rainfall is expected throughout parts of Thailand this week with the potential for flash floods in some areas – after all, it is the wet season and, statistically, October is the wettest month of the year. The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning saying an active low pressure cell in the South China Sea is likely to…

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    Heavy rains expected in Northern Thailand. ‘Higos’ reaches China’s coast.

    Category 3 tropical storm Higos is expected to bring heavy rains to Northern Thailand for the next few days. The Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning saying “people should beware of the severe conditions”. China suffered a double blow of flooding and landslides from unusually heavy seasonal rains and a storm that barrelled into its southern coast yesterday evening. 5 people…