Public advised to stay indoors during extreme heat


Bangkok – The Meteorological Department says a high pressure system prevailing over the upper parts of Thailand is causing immense heat between 39-44 degree Celsius in the northern, northeastern, central, and eastern regions, with the possibility of thunderstorms also in some areas.

Members of the public in affected regions are advised to take extra care of their health from the intense heat by refraining from venturing outdoors during the day, and being cautious of potential harm from strong winds during thunderstorms by avoiding being close to large trees or structurally unsound buildings and billboards, which may collapse in the wind.

Bangkok and neighboring provinces are also contending with the heat-wave with the temperature reaching 40 degrees Celsius, while the southern region currently has thunderstorms in 10% of the area.

Summer thunderstorm have already hit Uthai Thani province, causing damage to some 70 houses in Huai Khot district with most having their roofs blown off by the wind. Military personnel and volunteers from the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment have been providing assistance to affected persons.