CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Northern Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storms have wreaked havoc in many areas in the North of Thailand.
In Payao and Petchabun provinces, many homes and farmlands have been destroyed after the storms made landfall. Rescue efforts are now underway to help residents affected by the storms.
In Nan, many cars have been damaged by large trees brought down by the storms. A social event scheduled to be held in Ban Luang district has to be postponed indefinitely due to the adverse weather conditions.
Pitsanulok residents also faced similar ordeals. Homes, trees and even electricity poles have been knocked over by strong winds.
In the eastern province of Trat, local officials and soldiers have been helping Boh Rai residents, where as many as 30 homes and durian orchards as well as rubber farms have been damaged.
It is estimated that at least 3 tons of durian fruits in Boh Raihave been destroyed.
The Meteorological Department today said high pressure system from China has now blanketed Thailand’s North, Northeast, East, Central and upper Southern regions.
It said the system will result in tropical storms in vast areas that will cause torrential thunderstorms, hailstorms, and twitters in some areas.
After the storms, overall temperatures will fall 6-8 degrees Celsius.
It again warn people of danger from big trees, bill boards and instable structures that could be brought down by heavy storms, and ask to stay away from them.