Director Northern Meteorological Center Chiang Mai Charoon Laohalertchai revealed on Tuesday that a low pressure cell active over the upper part of the North is expected to heighten humidity in the area.
Under such circumstances, Mr. Charoon reckoned that the haze problem in Thailand’s North will likely be eased.
In addition, it is forecast that thunderstorms and strong winds as well as summer storms and hails can occur in the region, particularly during March 27-28. Therefore, northern residents are warned to stay alert and watch out for any undesirable conditions.
However, the Northern Meteorological Center stated that temperature should stay relatively low in the morning in the upper part of the North before mercury goes up to 36-38 degree Celsius during the day.
Mr. Charoon added that temperature in some northern provinces may rise to as high as 40 degree Celsius from around the end of March, before the rain arrives as usual in mid-May.
Still, he warned that people in drought-hit areas should continue conserving water even though there seems to be more rain during this year’s dry season.
Meanwhile, the Office of Regional Irrigation 1 in Chiang Mai reported that 133 million cubic meters of water, or 50% of its capacity, are now stored behind the Mae Ngad Somboonchol Dam while 90 million cubic meters of water, or 34% of its capacity, Mae Kuang Udomtara Dam. It said the combined water volume is still 135 million cubic meters of water less than during the same time of last year.