Rising heat to bring thundershower

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BANGKOK, 28 March 2013 As the summer season approaches, the weather bureau warns that the rising heat is expected to bring about thunderstorms in the Northeast and the East.

The Meteorological Department announced that the high pressure cell previously covering Thailand’s Northeast and the South China Sea is subsiding. A low pressure cell is currently prevailing over the upper parts of the country, possibly inducing isolated shower and strong wind in the East.

In addition to battling drought and haze, the North today recorded the highest temperature at 40 degrees Celsius. Tak and Lampang are hardest hit by the heat wave.

In Pathum Thani province, a truck driver was found dead in his vehicle early this morning. Initial forensic evidence suggests that his death could be attributed to the effects of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.