The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation today (Apr 2) warned people in 61 provinces including Bangkok to get ready ahead of the unseasonal summer storms that will hit over half of the country's 77 provinces from April 4-8.
Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the department, said that in a cooperation in weather monitoring with the Meteorological Department, during April 5-7, the high pressure system from China will blanket upper regions of the country where hot weather still prevails.
This will result in thunder storms, gusty winds and freak storms, first in the Northeast and the East from April 5 -7, and then in the North and the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity the next day from April 6-7.
During the thunder storms, he told the people to keep off unsecured building and outdoor and farmers beware of crop damage from freak storms and gusty winds.
The 61 provinces comprise 17 provinces in the North, 20 provinces in the Northeast, 17 provinces in the Central, including Bangkok, and 7 provinces in the East.
He said people who are affected by summer storms could seek initial assistance from the department at its Emergency Call 1784 around the clock.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)