Rain from a tropical storm will precede cold weather from China next week, with temperatures forecast to drop up to 5C in upper Thailand.
Several northeastern and eastern provinces have been warned about the rain brought by the Nakri tropical storm, which will make landfall in Vietnam on Sunday and Monday.
Another wave of cold weather from China will follow, resulting in thunderstorms in all regions from Wednesday to Friday, according to a Meteorological Department forecast issued on Saturday.
Tropical cyclone Nakri in the middle of the South China Sea weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning. It is moving westward to the Vietnamese coast at 13km/h.
Its influence will affect the weather in Thailand from Monday to Wednesday. Slight to moderate rain is forecast in Mukdahan, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Sa Kaeo, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
From Wednesday to Friday, strong high pressure from China will cover upper Thailand, resulting in thunderstorms, initially in the Northeast and East, and then in the North and Central region.
After that, the temperature will drop with strong winds, by 3-5C in the North and Northeast and more up mountains. Mercury will drop 2-4C in the Central region and the East.
The Northeast monsoon which is covering the Gulf of Thailand and the South will gain strength, resulting in heavy rain in some areas and high waves up to 2m.
(Source: – Bangkok Post)