Prepare for stormy weather across Thailand, warn weathermen
The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) forecast on Sunday (June 9th) that skies over Bangkok and its suburbs will be cloudy, bringing heavy downpours or thunderstorms across 60% of the area. Minimum temperature 25°C, maximum 36°C.
Continuous rain, with isolated heavy showers, will continue in Western parts of Central, Eastern and the South of Thailand. People in the South should be wary of possible flash floods, as the southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the South, according to the TMD.
The TMD also predicts that, from noon today (June 9th) to noon tomorrow, the weather will be very overcast with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain, and Southwesterly winds gusting at 10-30 km/hr.
The seven day forecast to June 15th anticipates that the monsoon over the Andaman Sea and Thailand will strengthen, bringing extended rains and isolated heavy showers to the North, Central, the East and the South. The wave height will be around two meters in the Andaman Sea, increasing to three meters during localized storms.
From June 13th to 15th, the southwest monsoon will weaken, reducing the likelihood of severe weather over Thailand.
Heavy rain doused Bangkok on Friday afternoon (June 7th), pouring an average of 100mm of rainwater on the capital for more than two hours. The deluge caused widespread flooding and a rush hour nightmare for commuters and motorists alike.