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Upper Thailand warned of plunge in temperature, heavy downpours

Residents of the North and Northeast were warned by the Meteorological Department to brace themselves for a sharp drop in temperature and heavy downpours from today (Thursday) to Sunday.

In its first urgent warning about the drop in temperature issued Wednesday, the department said a monsoon trough will move across the lower North, the upper Central and the Northeast regions from Thursday to Sunday before the arrival of a moderate high-pressure system, causing the air temperature to plummet over the North and Northeastern regions. Increased rain is also forecast with some heavy downpours and gusty winds possible on Saturday and Sunday, the warning added.

From Monday to Wednesday, the upper part of country will see temperatures dropping by 3-5 degrees Celsius, starting in Northeast then moving to other regions.

The department advised the public to closely monitor weather reports.

The affected areas are as following:

Thursday and Friday, heavy to very heavy rains:

North: Phitsanulok, Phichit, Uttaradit, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet and Phetchabun

Northeast: Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Saraburi and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya including Bangkok and its vicinity.

East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Phetchaburi

September 21-22, heavy to very heavy rains and strong winds:

Northeast: Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri,

Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya including Bangkok and its vicinity.

East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

Southern: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

 The Nation

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