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Heavy rains forecast across Thailand until May 13

All regions in Thailand are expected to experience increased rainfall from now until the weekend while officials in many provinces are still cleaning up the damage left behind by recent storms.

The Meteorological Department has issued another warning for thunderstorms and heavy rain from May 9-13 as a high-pressure trough from China extends across the upper part of Thailand while southeasterly winds continue to produce humidity over the South China Sea and in the Gulf of Thailand. The precipitation is expected to taper off on May 14-15. However, the northern region is likely to remain wet even on the 14th due to the influence of westerly winds.

As a consequence of recent storms, extensive damage has been reported in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, with three villages in Sao Thong subdistrict of Ron Phibun district battered by a tornado. Local officials have been dispatched to the areas to help residents repair their homes and remove fallen trees and electricity poles.

In Tha Bo district of Nong Khai province, gusty winds caused damage to 15 homes, most of which had their roofs blown off, while many large trees were felled. Soldiers and officials from many agencies were deployed to clear away the debris.

In Bueng Kan, local administrators in So and Kham Kaeo subdistricts of So Phisai district joined local soldiers and community leaders to assess damage following heavy rains. Many large trees and electricity poles were found to have been knocked down by strong winds, damaging over 30 residences.

NNT

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