Heavy rains and floodings in many provinces

September 17th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Meteorological Department reported at 4 AM today (September 17th) that a trough of active low pressure lies across the lower North, Central, Northeast and East.

Abundant rainfall is likely over upper Thailand with heavy to very heavy rain in many areas such as Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Phetchabun, Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Roiet, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Buri Rum, Surin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces. People living in lowlands and foothills should beware of flooding conditions during this period.

Bangkok metropolis and vicinity can expect fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rains. The daily temperature would range from 26 to 33 degrees Celsius. The speed of southwesterly winds would be around 15 to 35 kilometers per hour.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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