Brace yourselves, as a series of temperature fluctuations ranging from 26 to 35 degrees Celsius have been forecasted. A stern warning was issued against the anticipated extreme weather conditions, which could potentially trigger flash floods in the precincts of foothills and overflow in numerous waterways in low-lying regions.
A formidable monsoon trough is looming over the northern, upper central, and northeastern bits of Thailand. Concurrently, a low-pressure zone has encapsulated Myanmar, coupled with a moderate monsoon originating from the southwest, stretching across the expanse of both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. These meteorological conditions are responsible for the changing weather patterns in the above-mentioned areas.
Angular winds are sweeping across the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand, which is making the waves oscillate between one and two meters. The tumultuous weather during thunderstorms is even making these waves tower over two meters in height. On the other hand, the lower regions of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will experience waves that are approximately one meter high. However, these waves may ascend to two meters during the thunderstorms. A cautionary advisory was issued, urging all sea vessels to proceed carefully and steer clear of the thundershowers.
A synopsis of the regional forecasts:
For the northern region: you can expect sporadic thundershowers with isolated heavy to very heavy rains. The affected areas include Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, Phichit, and Phetchabun. Temperatures will range between 22-25°C and escalate up to 30-35°C. Winds speed will fluctuate between 10-20 km/hr.
The northeastern region will witness fairly dispersed thundershowers and some isolated heavy rainfalls. Places under the umbrella of this forecast include Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, and Nakhon Ratchasima. Temperatures will swing from 23-25°C before hitting a maximum of 28-31°C. Winds are expected to oscillate between 10-25 km/hr.
In the central region, expect sporadic thundershowers and some scattered heavy rainfalls, notably in Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Ang Thong, Saraburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, and Kanchanaburi. Temperatures will range between 24-26°C and can reach up to 31-34°C. The southwesterly winds will vary from 10-25 km/hr.
In the Eastern region, anticipate fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy downpours in Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. The temperature matrix will read a minimum of 24-27°C and a maximum of 32-33°C. Southwesterly winds will blow across this region at speeds between 15-35 km/hr.
On the eastern coast of the southern region, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are expected in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. Look out for temperatures as they swing from 22-25°C, hitting a high of 32-35°C.
On the western coast of the south, the weather forecast projects widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains in Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun. Temperatures will oscillate between 23-25°C, with a possible high of 29-34°C.
In the metropolitan city of Bangkok, expect fairly distributed thundershowers and isolated heavy rains. The mercury levels are predicted to lie between 26-27°C, reaching a high of 33-34°C. Southwesterly winds will undulate between 10 and 25 km/hr.