(CTN news) – Thailand is preparing for an influx of heavy rainfall and potential hazards as the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issues a warning for 47 provinces. Meteorologists predict that 60% of these regions will experience heavy rain, particularly affecting the northern and northeastern areas.
Meteorological Factors Contributing to Swelling Rainfall
The TMD attributes the increased rainfall to the interaction between a trough of the southwestern monsoon and a pocket of low atmospheric pressure in Laos and North Vietnam.
As the southwestern monsoon intensifies over the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand, these systems converge over Thailand, resulting in higher rainfall and heavier showers, especially in the eastern parts of the country.
Potential Dangers and Precautions Urged by the Thai Meteorological Department
The TMD warns of the potential dangers of this weather pattern, including sudden floods and forest runoff. Residents in uphill areas, near waterways, and lower plains are strongly advised to exercise caution. Furthermore, fishermen are urged to navigate boats carefully and avoid regions with thunderstorms altogether.
Regional Weather Forecasts and Impact on Specific Provinces
According to the latest weather forecasts, the northern region of Thailand, particularly provinces such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phrae, and Nan, will experience thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Similarly, the northeastern region can expect thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, including Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Maha Sarakham, and Nakhon Ratchasima.
Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, and Nonthaburi may experience thunderstorms in the central region. The eastern region, encompassing Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, and Rayong, will likely witness thunderstorms with heavy rainfall.
Southern and Coastal Areas at Risk: Fishing and Navigation Precautions
The southern region, including Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Trang, may see thunderstorms in 40% of the area, while the western coastline, including Ranong and Phuket, could experience increased thunderstorm activity over 60% of the area. Fishermen are advised to exercise caution due to waves ranging from 1 to 2 meters, which may rise above 2 meters in thunderstorm-hit areas.
Bangkok and Surrounding Areas: Thunderstorms and Temperature Variations
Thunderstorms are forecasted across 60% of the region in Bangkok and the surrounding areas. Temperatures are expected to range from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, with southeasterly winds blowing at 10 to 25 kilometers per hour.
As these weather conditions unfold, residents and individuals in affected areas must stay informed, follow safety guidelines, and remain vigilant during this period of increased rainfall and potential hazards.