Cold spell to return this week to NE, northern and upper central regions

Cold weather is expected to return to the northeastern northern and the upper central regions this week as the mercury is like to drop 2-4 degrees Celsius as the result of the cold spell from China.

The Thai Meteorological Department reported Sunday afternoon that a strong high pressure front from China has already covered the northern part of Vietnam and is expected to move westward to cover Thailand's North and the South China Sea Sunday evening before it spreads to cover the northern and upper central regions.

The influence from the cold spell will initially cause rain storm and then the weather will turn cold with the mercury expected to drop 2-4 degrees Celsius with strong wind.

Fishermen and boatmen are advised to exercise caution if they venture out to sea in the Gulf and Andaman Sea due to rough sea and high waves.

Meanwhile, the Weatherman reported that Tropical Depression Kirogi which was detected with its epic-centre at Latitude 11.0 North and Longitude 109.5 east with wind speed of 50kph at its epic-centre was moving at a speed of 10kph westward and is expected to make landfall in lower Vietnam this evening (Sunday).

Then the depression will weaken into low pressure cell moving through Cambodia and to cover the central part of the Gulf during Monday and Tuesday. This will bring more rain to the East and upper southern region with heavy rain in some parts in the next two days.

Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Petchaburi, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Chumporn, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat will be affected today and tomorrow.

Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Chumporn and Prachuab Khiri Khan will be affected on Monday and Tuesday.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)