Thundershowers, gusty winds forecast for weekend

Thundershowers, gusty winds forecast for weekend

Motorists drive through heavy rain along flooded Praditmanutham Road in Bangkok last Sunday, when downpours hit several areas of the capital. And another soaking forecast for this weekend (File photo)
Motorists drive through heavy rain along flooded Praditmanutham Road in Bangkok last Sunday, when downpours hit several areas of the capital. And another soaking forecast for this weekend (File photo)

Residents of the North and Northeast are warned to brace for thundershowers and gusty winds from today through to Monday, with the same conditions forecast for the East, South and Central regions, including Bangkok, from Saturday.

The Meteorological Department said on Friday morning a high-pressure area from China will extend over upper Thailand, while the monsoon trough will move to lie across the central and eastern areas. The southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

It warned of severe weather conditions from Sept 28 to Oct 1.

On Friday thunder showers and gusty winds are forecast for 10 provinces in the North (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun) and 12 provinces in the Northeast (Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani)

From Sept 29 to Oct 1,  affected areas are 10 provinces in the North (Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai and Tak), 13 provinces in the Northeast ( Mukdahan, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket); 15 provinces in the Central Plains ( Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Prathom, Suphan Buri, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Bangkok and its vicinity), eight provinces in the East (Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat), and seven provinces in the  South (Phetchaburi. Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket.

Heavy rain and gusty winds pound Klong Toey district, Bangkok on Friday afternoon, well ahead of the weatherman's warning for the weekend. (Photo by Nittaya Nattayai)


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