Thunderstorms and Wind Predicted for Northern Thailand
A War Room was previously set up to monitor haze and forest fires in the nine Northern provinces including Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Phrae, Phayao,Tak, Lampang, Lamphun and Mae Hong Son.
The highest reading for particulate matter of 10 microns in diameter or smaller (PM10) in Wiangphankham subdistrict, Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, was at 319 micrograms per cubic meter, due to the area’s cross border haze problem and lack of precipitation.
The mercury topped 43C in Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Sukhothai, Tak and Phetchabun, prompting doctors to issue warnings urging people to take measures to prevent heat exhaustion.The Meteorological Department measured a record high in Kanchanaburi for this month of 42C. Temperatures in Bangkok reached 38C Sunday.
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