Khon Kaen hit by summer thunderstorms


KHON KAEN, 4 April 2014 – More than 80 houses in Khon Kaen have been hit with a heavy hailstorm on Thursday night.

From Thursday evening till the dawn of Friday, many districts in Khon Kaen, especially in Kranuan, were hit by summer thunderstorms and hailstorms.

More than 80 houses were damaged by hailstones about the size of oranges, while many trees were uprooted by the gust of winds.

Rubber plantations in many villages were also damaged during thunderstorms.

The Meteorological Department has issued a warning that the northern and northeastern parts of Thailand would face with severe patterns of weather within this week.