22 May 2024

Most of Thailand, except for the south, is expected to see summer storms this weekend, which will bring rain, strong winds and hail to some areas, according to the Meteorological Department today (Thursday).

A moderate cold front from China is expected to cover Thailand’s north-east and the South China Sea. This will intensify the southerly and south-easterly winds and bring humidity from the Gulf and South China Sea to the northern, north-eastern, central and eastern regions of Thailand, said the department.

Most north-eastern provinces and some eastern provinces are expected to be affected by the storms on Saturday.  These include Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham,  Roi-et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Trat.

On Sunday, only Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram are forecast to be affected.

Other provinces expected to see storms include:

Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Phitsanuloke and Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Suphan Buri, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok.