Amid the tranquil and picturesque landscapes of Thailand, a silent if not mercurial fury roils, brought along by the moderate high-pressure ecosystem originating from the upper regions of Vietnam and the South China Sea. The Thailand Meteorological Department predicts this ensuing pressure system to grace the north-eastern territories of Thailand by this Saturday. The broad sweep of easterly winds currently reigning the eastern section, the lower central zone, and the southern expanse of Thailand also paint the weather forecast complex.
Thailand’s populace, blessed with unfaltering resilience, is strongly encouraged to remain vigilant against the myriad potent dangers that the severe weather conditions might trigger. The prospects of flash floods and overflows hang over the country, especially within the vulnerable statue-like foothill regions neighboring water bodies and vast lowland stretches. The department’s call stresses unequivocally on all forms of transport to uphold the virtue of prudence & precaution while maneuvering through this weather spell.
The gleaming stretch of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf would play host to the spectacle of waves rising to a stunning metre high, and possibly even higher, surpassing the 2-metre mark amidst thundershowers. In this turbulent theatre of nature, all marine vessels are expected to ply their way with utmost vigilance. Ships are encouraged to skirt around thundershowers and proceed cautiously to ensure safety in their maritime journey, echoes the sound advice from the weather department.
Intricately shaped by its geographic settings, the precipitation pattern across Thailand is an interplay of a multitude of factors. The regions expected to bear the brunt of these thunderstorms include:
In the north-eastern region, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Set, and Ubon Ratchathani brace for the showers. Central Thailand, replete with its vibrant landscapes- Kanchanaburi, Suphanburi, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lopburi, Saraburi, Ratchaburi, Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and, not to forget, the buzzing Bangkok metropolitan area will be under the weather’s influence. The Eastern region, home to Nakhon Nayok, Sa Kaeo, Prachinburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat, look to prepare for the thunderstorms. Southern Thailand, known for Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang, and Satun, too, stands girdled, awaiting the rains and thundershowers.
Though the weather might cast a somber shadow, the Thai people stand undeterred, meeting every weather challenge with bravery and grace, making their weather-battered country proud.