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The Meteorological Department issued a second warning of summer storms today (Wednesday), with isolated hail, in several north-eastern, northern, eastern and central provinces, including Bangkok, until Sunday.
The department said the summer storms are the result of moderate cold front from China, which is forecast to spread over Thailand’s north-eastern region and the South China Sea from Thursday until Sunday.
It will cause the southerly and easterly winds to bring increased humidity from the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea to the northern regions of Thailand while the country is experiencing much hotter weather.
The department said that north-eastern and eastern provinces will be hit by the summer storms first, followed by the eastern region, Bangkok and the northern region.
The public are advised not to stay outside in open spaces or under big trees or billboards for their safety.
North-eastern provinces expected to see storms tomorrow include Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani along with Sa Kaeo and Prachin Buri in the eastern region.
Most north-eastern provinces and Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanuloke, Phichit, Phetchabun and Bangkok will be affected on Friday, along with Ayutthaya, Lop Buri and Saraburi and most of eastern provinces.
The storms will be more widespread on Saturday. On Sunday, most north-eastern provinces will be spared, while central provinces will be the hardest hit.