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More warnings of summer storms announced this week

The Meteorological Department today issued a new warning of strong summer storms and hailstorms in Thailand’s North, Northeast, East and Central as high pressure weather from China has now moved down and blanketed these areas which are covered by heats.

summer stormsThe difference of weather temperature will result in sudden change of weather and led to strong thunder storms band hailstorms, beginning April 19-21.

Affected provinces are expected in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Kamphaengphet, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Loei, Nong Bua Lampoo, Roi Et, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sisaket, Surin, Buriram, Amnart Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi, Saraburi, Prachinburi, Srakaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Trat.

It warned people in these provinces to stay away from big trees, huge billboards, and unstable structures.

Meanwhile hailstorms were reported yesterday in Nong Khai and Bung Kan provinces in the Northeast with many houses damaged.

In Faorai district of Nong Khai, hailstorms hit the area as a funeral rite was being held.

The hailstorm forced the host to halt the religious ceremony instantly.

Hailstorms were also reported in two adjacent districts but no damage was reported.

In Bung Kan’s Seka district eight homes were damaged by hailstorm, and three from strong summer storm.

Thai PBS

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