Tropical storms hit Northeast next week


BANGKOK, 5 April 2013  The weather bureau has warned that tropical storms are set to strike the Northeast during April 7-9. 

The Meteorological Bureau said that a hot air mass covering the upper parts of Thailand created a low pressure cell, raising the average temperature in all parts of the country to an all-time high.

Southwesterly winds prevailing over the Northeast and the East will bring isolated thunderstorms and strong winds.

A high pressure cell is set to prevail over the northeastern part of Thailand on April 7, creating a slew of tropical storms next week. Storms have done little to relieve drought conditions in the Northeast so far but instead have damaged homes and schools in many provinces.

Thailand’s North and Northeast continued to be engulfed in a heatwave as both regions recorded the highest average temperature of 41 degrees Celsius.