Meteorological Department warns Bangkok residents to brace for rains


BANGKOK, 16 June 2014  – The Meteorological Department has said that parts of Bangkok and its suburbs are set to face thunderstorms as well as heavy rains. 

Monsoons blowing in from northern Thailand and the southwestern Andaman Sea would be covering many parts of the country. Therefore, people are warned to brace for possible floods and heavy downpours for the next 1-2 days.

As waves in the Andaman Sea could be as high as 3-4 meters, the department has warned boat operators to be prepared whenever they set sail. The department also stated that the tropical storm HAGIBIS would be slowly coming in from the North China Sea. It is expected that the storm would arrive later today. Passengers who are traveling to Hong Kong and Taiwan are advised to check the weather forecast before setting out on the journey.

Bangkok and its suburbs are set to be covered by large volumes of clouds, with a 80 percent chance of a thunderstorm. The lowest temperatures are reported at 26 to 28 degrees Celsius and the highest temperatures at 33 to 35 degrees Celsius.