Saturday, May 6, 2017

5/06/2017 05:40:00 PM
Prepare for a:

VERY HOT AND WET weekend.

Thailand should brace for scattered rains, 

lightning thunderstorms and hail.



Expect lows of 30C and highs of 45C from Friday through Tuesday in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces with a 80 percent chance of rain, the Thai Meteorological Department said Thursday.

Meanwhile, the north of Thailand should brace for scattered rains, lightning storms and hail in some areas through the weekend. The meteorological department advised residents in the north to stay away from large trees or billboards which may fall over during storms. The rain will largely recede Monday onward.

A fallen billboard, which fell over during a storm. The sign damaged five houses.

The northeastern provinces of Isaan will see a 60 percent chance of rain and hail during the weekend, with lows of 32C and highs of 45C. The mercury will creep up again starting Monday with highs of 44C.

Provinces along the Andaman coast will see a 80 percent chance of rain through Tuesday, with a 60 percent chance of rain in those facing the gulf.

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