Thailand’s upper parts as well as Bangkok and its peripherals are experiencing hot and up to very hot weather from today until tomorrow morning with maximum temperature rising up to 39-40 degrees Celsius, according to the Thai Meteorological Department’s forecasts today (Friday).
During April 15-18, the Weatherman predicted that the northern, northeastern, eastern and central regions would face freak summer storm characterized by thunder storm, strong wind, lightning and even hail storm.
The northeastern region will be first hit by the summer storm on April 15 followed by the northern and eastern regions, including Bangkok, the following day.
On April 17-19, the southern region will face more rains while waves in the Gulf and the Andaman Sea will be moderate with waves in the Gulf averaging two metres high.
The hot weather which is blanketing the upper parts of Thailand was caused by low pressure cell while the southwestern wind brought with it humidity, resulting in thunder storm in the northern, central and eastern provinces.
In Bangkok, thunder storm is expected in 10 percent of its area with low temperatures ranging from 26-28 degrees Celsius and maximum temperatures ranging from 32-39 degrees Celsius.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)