Thailand’s monsoon season is still in full swing, with a new storm possibly on the way that will bring more winds and gusty rain to parts of the country, particularly the country’s northeastern areas, from today (Friday) through tomorrow (Saturday).
Thailand’s Meteorological Department said a tropical storm “Chaba” is currently moving through the upper South China Sea. The storm is expected to cause a greater chance of heavy rains in the North, Northeast, East, Central and South regions of Thailand.
The TMD predicts strong winds are expected in the upper Andaman Sea. Waves are expected to be 2-3 meters high and more than 3 meters high during thunderstorms. In the upper Gulf of Thailand, waves could reach 2 meters high.
As usual, the Meteorological Department is warning people to beware of flooding and flash flooding. Ships are warned to stay ashore during thunderstorms and small boats in the upper Andaman Sea are warned to stay ashore until July 6.
Casting our own meteorological eyes over the regional synoptic charts, the Thaiger predicts the impact will be minimal. If we check our chosen weather forecaster (which has proven to be extremely accurate over the years), we see a small direct impact of the North Storm in the South China Sea. However, due to the rainy season across the country, local tropical thunderstorms can occur at any time.
Storms in Thailand regularly damage property, especially in poorer areas where homes are built of fragile materials. Last week, communities in northeast Thailand were the last to bear the brunt of the country’s monsoon season. Rain sacked 3 villages in Nakhon Ratchasima province, damaging 48 houses and several crops. In photos, the houses appeared to be built of wood and other fragile materials.
The Nong Sung district head, along with local officials, distributed relief packages to residents whose homes were hit and assessed the damage. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.
Watch the video below to learn more about Thailand’s rainy season…
SOURCE: The Pattaya News