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Farmers in North, Northeast warned of damage to crop from thundershowers (nationthailand.com)

Farmers in North, Northeast warned of damage to crop from thundershowers

NationalNov 22. 2020Photo Credit: Thailand Meteorological Department. Photo Credit: Thailand Meteorological Department. 

By The Nation

The Thailand Meteorological Department has warned farmers in the North and the Northeast to beware of damage to crop from isolated thundershowers.

A weak high-pressure system covers upper Thailand and the South China Sea. Mornings would be cool in the North and the Northeast, while the mountaintops would have cool to cold weather, the department said. 

In the lower Northeast, the lower Central and the East, easterly winds prevail with humidity bringing isolated thundershowers. 

In the South and the Gulf, the northeast monsoon becomes stronger with isolated heavy rain. 

People in the South should beware of the severe weather conditions, the department said.

On November 22-23, another moderate high-pressure system from China would extend to upper Thailand and the South China Sea. After isolated rain over the area initially, the temperature would start to fall. 

In the South, the moderate northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South will bring more rain and isolated heavy rain.

The forecast for the next 24 hours:

Bangkok: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and gusty winds; minimum temperature 24-25 degrees Celsius, maximum 30-32°C;  easterly winds 10-30 kilometres per hour (kph).

North: Cool in the morning; isolated thundershowers mostly in Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Phetchabun provinces; minimum temperature 16-23°C, maximum  31-37°C; cold on mountaintops with minimum temperature 8-16°C;  northeasterly winds 10-20kph.

Northeast: Cool in the morning; isolated thundershowers mostly in Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram provinces; minimum temperature 21-23°C, maximum 34-35°C; cool to cold on the mountain top with minimum temperature 13-17°C; northeasterly winds 10-30kph.

Central: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and gusty winds mostly in Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum 35-36°C; northeasterly winds 10-30kph.

East: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers mostly in Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 30-35°C; easterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres offshore.

South (east coast): Cloudy with fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 28-34°C; easterly winds 15-35kph; waves 1-2 metres high and above two metres in thundershowers.

South (west coast):

Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces; minimum temperature 22-25°C, maximum 30-32°C; easterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres in thundershowers.

Seven-day forecast:

From November 22-27, another moderate high pressure from China will extend to upper Thailand and the South China Sea with thundershowers followed by a drop in temperature, the department said. The moderate northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf and the South. More rain and isolated heavy rain is expected in the South. Wind waves in the Gulf of Thailand will intensify, about 1-2 metres high and above two metres in thundershower areas.

From November 21-24, people in upper Thailand should be careful of their health due to the variable weather. Farmers in the Northeast and the North should prepare for crop damage in this period. People in the South should beware of heavy rain and accumulated rain that may cause flash floods throughout the period, the department said.

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