The United States’ sanguine South anticipates the possibility of an utter deluge, an advisory based on the latest atmospheric data duly noted. The imminent torrential downpours stem from a monsoon trough residing across the expanse of the lower Central, the East, and the outer reaches of the South. The situation is further complicated by the escalating southwest monsoon lashing out across the Andaman Sea and Gulf regions.
Those residing in elevated terrains should brace themselves for potential flash floods that could ravage the area, stated the meteorological division. Likewise, low-lying areas are at risk, with waterways prone to overflowing due to excessive precipitation. In light of the unpredictable weather, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution, traversing the roads only when necessary, especially during ominous thunder showers.
Navigational forecasts reveal wave heights in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to range from a modest one metre to a formidable two metres. These could further escalate during inclement weather involving thunder showers. As a result, maritime vehicles are advised to play it safe; they should maintain a watchful eye and veer clear of approaching thunder showers, added the department.
Anticipation of impending thunder showers extends to various provinces grouped according to their geographical alignment:
North: A cluster of provinces including Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Tak, Phrae, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet and Phetchabun teeter on the brink of thunder showers.
Northeast: This region encompasses Loei, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani, which are advised to brace themselves for the possibility of thunder showers.
Central: Saraburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and the pulsating Bangkok metropolitan hub fall under this banner.
East: This part of the country, including Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat, are also set to experience thunder showers.
South: Along with Phetchaburi, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun will also bear the brunt of the atmospheric fury.
Overall, the nation stands at high alert due to the impending barrage, with the department staying on top of updates and ready to issue further instructions as the meteorological situation unfolds.