Voters urged to vote early to avoid rain

The Meteorological Department has urged eligible voters in the capital to exercise their voting rights in Sunday's Bangkok governor election early during the day as about 60% of Bangkok will likely face rainfall later in the afternoon.

  • Published: 3/03/2013 at 11:41 AM
  • Newspaper section: news

Meteorological Department deputy director-general Somchai Baimuang said a cold front has moved down from the North to the Central Plains, including Bangkok and nearby provinces, and it will bring strong winds and heavy rain in some areas later during the day.

Mr Somchai said people who planned to vote in the Bangkok governor election might want to vote in the morning or early afternoon to avoid rain.

Reports said the districts of Bang Sue, Lat Prao, Phaya Thai, Taling Chan, Rat Burana and Bang Na had already received a heavy dose of rain in the morning.

The Election Commission said the rain could hamper the expected high voter turnout.

Rain starts falling at a polling station in Bangkok's Lat Prao district on Sunday morning. (Photos by Pattanapong Hirunard)

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