North to face cold season sooner and longer dry spell
Cold season will come sooner to the northern region which will experience longer period of dry season due to less than normal accumulated rainfall estimated at just 50 percent of the normal level, said Mr Methi Mahayotnant, director of the northern meteorological centre, on Thursday.
He disclosed that many areas in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces are now experiencing drought.
So far this year, accumulated rainfall in the North is estimated at 600 mm which is only half of the normal volume although ongoing rainy season will slightly improve the water situation.
Methis said, after the end of the rainy season expected at the end of this month, irrigation officials will meet with water consumers for discussion about water management for agricultural and consumption purposes.