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Wetter rainy season predicted for this year

NATIONWIDE: Thailand could see 10% more rainfall than usual during this year’s rainy season with Andaman coastal provinces and eastern areas being warned of particularly heavy downpours, says the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 14 May 2018, 09:05AM


Summer storms have already drenched the country several times this year, and Bangkok is threatened by flooding as usual. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

Summer storms have already drenched the country several times this year, and Bangkok is threatened by flooding as usual. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

TMD director-general Wanchai Sakudomchai said Thailand officially enters the rainy season this week due to the influence of southwesterly winds. The country will likely see above-average rainfall overall this year and he warned people across the country to expect torrential rain this month and in September and October. However, the rain will be lighter or it may even be relatively dry from June to August, said Mr Wanchai.

In this rainy season, heavy downpours could hit the Andaman coastal provinces, such as Ranong, Phang Nga and Krabi, as well as the eastern provinces of Chanthaburi and Trat, according to Mr Wanchai. Currently, a westerly wind from Myanmar has hit the North and upper Northeast. That would bring high rainfall to both regions between August and September, he noted.

A southeasterly wind has brought humidity from the Gulf of Thailand to the Northeast, East, Central Plains and South, with thundershowers and isolated heavy rain across those areas expected.

As the country enters the rainy season, some provinces already experienced summer storms earlier this month. Storms were also seen in the capital over the weekend as heavy rainfall drenched some parts of the city.

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Deputy Bangkok governor Chakkaphan Phiewngam surveyed Srinakarin Rd yesterday (May 13), between Bang Na-Trat Rd and Khlong Kled in Bang Na district, to solve the route’s chronic flooding. The road is liable to floods even after the moderate rain of the past week.

Drainage workers and the Bang Na district office were dredging the area and installing more pumping machines.

Meanwhile, farmers in several northeastern provinces have started ploughing their rice fields in preparation for the coming harvest.

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Kurt | 14 May 2018 - 17:49:36

Ok, so all over Thailand relevant Authorities and officials are warned! 
Now Officials have plenty of time to clean waterholes, ditches, canals, and whatever is there to absorb nicely the downpour rain fall.
Get rid of water plants in canals!
Please, not again 2018 cries of Officials with arms in the air when areas get flooded.
If so, they didn't do their job properly.

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