Advisory: Songkran Storms in the North, Northeast and Central Regions


Songkran will be met quite differently this time of people in the North, Northeast and some provinces in the Central region. According to the 5am forecast by the Meteorological Department, the high pressure zone from China is moving down to Thailand and is predicted to create Songkran storms. The high pressure will bring hot weather with the summer thunderstorms, gusty winds and even hail during April 12-15.

In a report from Bangkok Post, provinces to be affected on Wednesday and Thursday are: Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Yasothon, Kalasin, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram and Surin in the Northeast; Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun in the North; and Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Saraburi in the Central region.

Summer thunderstorms are expected to continue in the North, East and Central regions on Friday and Saturday.

People are advised to take health and safety precautions and keep abreast of weather advisories, the report added.

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