Thailand braces for thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) urged residents within the North, East, and central areas of Thailand to be prepared for thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail over the approaching days.
Replicate -pressure system from China is shifting over the northeast and jap parts 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 elements of Thailand. The TMD forecasted thunderstorms and gusty winds in the affected regions, with hail and lightning also potential, Pattaya News reported.
The TMD urged individuals in the affected areas to take precautions towards the potential risks of summer season thunderstorms, together with avoiding open spaces, staying away from large bushes, and avoiding buildings and signs that aren’t structurally sound. Farmers are additionally advised to take measures to guard crops and livestock from potential injury.
The provinces prone 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, permanent secretary for public health, warned that the extreme summer heat may affect people’s well being, particularly youngsters, the elderly, and people with underlying illnesses.
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, forty one.5C in Si Sa Ket, forty nine.4C within the Laem Chabang space of Chon Buri, and forty seven.9C in Phuket.
It is necessary to note that temperatures for record-keeping purposes are taken within the shade, however the heat index or readings within the sun can easily reach 50C in Thailand’s sizzling season.
The highest temperature formally recorded within the nation was 44.6C, within the Meuang district of Mae Hong Son on April 28, 2016.
The warmth index in Bang Na on Wednesday reached 45.5C, making it the country’s second hottest spot, after Chon Buri which registered 45.8C. There was additionally no escaping the sweltering situations in Phangnga (43.3C), Tak (41C), and Si Sa Ket (38.4C)..

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