Thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail are expected in the North, East, and Central Regions of Thailand today and possibly the next several days, as of April 9th, the Thai Meteorological Department warned.
Thunderstorms are forecast as a moderate high-pressure system from China is moving over the northeast and eastern parts of Thailand and the South China Sea, strengthening the southerly and southeasterly winds that bring moisture from the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea to upper Thailand.
The department said this weather system would cause thunderstorms and gusty winds in the aforementioned regions, with hail and lightning also possible.
Therefore, people in the affected areas should take precautions against the potential dangers of summer storms. This includes avoiding open spaces, staying away from large trees, and avoiding buildings and signs that are not structurally sound. For farmers, it is important to take measures to protect crops and livestock from potential damage, the department said.
The following are the possible affected provinces:
- Northern Region: Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Phitsanulok, and Phetchabun
- Central Region: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi
- Eastern Region: Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi
- Bangkok could also see some storms this week during Songkran.