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Rainy season begins officially on Monday

NATIONWIDE: The scorching summer heat is finally coming to an end as weathermen have officially declared Monday (May 20) as the beginning of the rainy season that will last until mid-October throughout most of the country.

By Bangkok Post

Saturday 18 May 2019, 08:43AM

The rainy season will officially arrive on Monday and end in mid-October for most parts of the country. Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb / Bangkok Post

The rainy season will officially arrive on Monday and end in mid-October for most parts of the country. Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb / Bangkok Post

The Meteorological Department made the announcement on Friday, although some parts of the country have been experiencing cloudy skies and intermittent showers this week. The rainy season typically lasts until mid-October, except for areas along the southern coast on the Gulf of Thailand where it can end up to four months later.

The weather agency said light rain could be expected between late June and mid-July, leading to the possibility of insufficient water for farmers outside irrigation zones.

But the scarcity will be alleviated by stronger downpours that typically take place in August and September, it said. These bring an added risk of water run-off and flash floods.

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Forecaster Prapaporn Wongsaming said in the daily summary that high temperatures continued on Friday and Saturday during the last phase of summer. Lampang and Mae Hong Son were the hottest provinces in the country, reaching 39C.

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