Cool season begins

The kingdom on Thursday officially entered the cool season, according to the Meteorological Department.

Provinces were warned to brace for floods as a result of storms still battering the country.

Despite the rainy season officially ending, some areas will continue to experience heavy rainfall, the department said.

Meanwhile, the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has issued a warning to Bangkok and 11 nearby provinces in the central area of the kingdom which may be affected by the discharge of water from the Chao Phraya Dam.

The provinces include Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan.

The RID said it needs to discharge water from the dam as its reservoir is full.

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