Thailand braces for thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) urged residents in the North, East, and central regions of Thailand to be ready for thunderstorms, robust winds, and hail over the coming days.
A average high-pressure system from China is shifting over the northeast and eastern components of Thailand and the South China Sea, inflicting southerly and southeasterly winds that convey moisture from the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea to the higher parts of Thailand. The TMD forecasted thunderstorms and gusty winds in the affected areas, with hail and lightning additionally potential, Pattaya News reported.
The TMD urged folks within the affected areas to take precautions towards the potential dangers of summer season thunderstorms, including avoiding open areas, staying away from massive timber, and avoiding buildings and signs that are not structurally sound. Farmers are also suggested to take measures to guard crops and livestock from potential harm.
The provinces likely to be affected by the thunderstorms embrace Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Phitsanulok, and Phetchabun in the Northern Region, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi within the Central Region, and Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi within the Eastern Region. Even Bangkok may see some storms this week during Songkran.
This information of thunderstorms comes after last week’s scorching temperatures in Thailand.
Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, everlasting secretary for public health, warned that the extraordinary summer time warmth could affect people’s health, particularly kids, the elderly, and people with underlying ailments.
Outdoor workers are vulnerable to dehydration caused by excessive perspiration and heat exhaustion. The TMD has recorded excessive temperatures in lots of places, with highs of 40.6 degrees Celsius in Phetchabun, 41.5C in Si Sa Ket, 49.4C within the Laem Chabang area of Chon Buri, and forty seven.9C in Phuket.
Lifetime is necessary to notice that temperatures for record-keeping purposes are taken in the shade, but the heat index or readings in the solar can easily reach 50C in Thailand’s sizzling season.
The highest temperature formally recorded within the country was 44.6C, within the Meuang district of Mae Hong Son on April 28, 2016.
The heat index in Bang Na on Wednesday reached 45.5C, making it the country’s second hottest spot, after Chon Buri which registered forty five.8C. There was additionally no escaping the sweltering situations in Phangnga (43.3C), Tak (41C), and Si Sa Ket (38.4C)..

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