As the residents of northern, northeastern, central, and eastern regions of Thailand, including the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, uncurl from their beds each day, they’re met with a cool embrace from the morning air. The plumage of fog that intermittently visits these regions weaves a whimsical tapestry, creating an ethereal start to the day. However, this changing symphony of weather conditions warrants people to take care of their health and embrace a heightened level of caution on the roads.
The moderate northeast monsoon prevailing over the southern region and the Gulf of Thailand seems to be playing a dramatic melody of its own. Downpours flirt with the southern shores, showering the region with relentless rain, bringing an extra shimmer to its natural beauty.
Waves serve as the maestros of the Gulf of Thailand’s aquatic symphony. These aquatic acrobats, attaining heights of about 2 metres, perform a mesmerising spectacle, originating from the deep blues beneath. This show becomes even more dramatic and breathtaking during thunderstorms. The Andaman Sea, in contrast, seems to be in a quieter mood, with waves leisurely rolling at about just a metre’s height.
But nature’s theatre isn’t always as benign as it seems. People residing in the lower southern region must balance their awe with a sense of caution. The potential dangers resulting from heavy and continuous rainfall should not be overlooked. The threat of sudden flooding and flash floods lurk especially in the foothills near waterways and low-lying areas, where water hungrily gobbles up every bit of ground it can reach.
Boat operators navigating this expanse are urged to do so with caution. Nature’s temper can flare up unannounced especially during thunderstorms, transforming serene waters into roaring monsters. It’s advised to stay clear off areas affected by the electric fury of the storm. Navigating uncharted waters might be an adventure in storybooks, but in real life, a sense of caution is the best companion for those steering the wheel.