Heavy rain forecast nationwide

Heavy rain is forecast to continue in provinces in all regions, including Bangkok, from Saturday into Wednesday, with flash floods and overflows expected in high-risk areas.

Heavy rain forecast nationwide
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Heavy rain forecast nationwide

published : 16 Sep 2022 at 15:54

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Online Reporters

A huge volume of rainwater draining off from Muang district in Nakhon Ratchasima flows into tambon Chan-ad in Non Sung district through the Lam Chiang Krai river on Friday. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

Heavy rain is forecast to continue in provinces in all regions, including Bangkok, from Saturday into Wednesday, with flash floods and overflows expected in high-risk areas.

The Meteorological Department on Friday said another high-pressure system from China will extend into upper Laos and upper Vietnam between Sept 17 and 21, This will cause a monsoon trough to move down and lie across the North, Central and Northeast of Thailand. The southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will strengthen.

These conditions are expected to bring heavy to heavy rain with sometimes strong winds to hit the North, Northeast and Central Plains, including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East and the South.

Residents of those area should make preparations. Accumulated rainwater may cause flash flooding, particularly in low-lying areas.

Waves up to 1-2 metres high are forecast for the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand, and more than 2 metres high during thundershowers.

Vocabulary

  • accumulate: to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน
  • flash flood: a flood that happens suddenly without warning - น้ำที่เกิดท่วมในที่ต่ำโดยฉับพลันทันทีและไหลลดลงอย่างรวดเร็ว
  • high-pressure system (noun): a condition of the air which affects the weather when the pressure is higher than average - ความกดอากาศสูง
  • Meteorological Department: the government department in charge of determining what the weather will be in the future - กรมอุตุนิยมวิทยา
  • overflow: (of a river or body of water) water flooding the land next to it - การไหลล้น
  • preparations (noun): things that you do to get ready for something or make something ready - การตระเตรียม
  • prevail: to be the strongest influence or element in a situation - เป็นจริง, มีอำนาจเหนือกว่า
  • trough: a long narrow region of low air pressure between two regions of higher pressure -
  • vicinity: an area near a particular place - บริเวณใกลเคียง
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