The upper regions of Thailand are to see weather variations resulting in temperatures dropping by 1-3 degrees Celsius, while the southern region is facing heavy rainfall this week.
From 29th October to 1st November, another strong high pressure system moving down from China will prevail over the upper parts of Thailand, initially causing thunderstorms and gusty winds in some areas, followed by a drop in temperature and stronger winds.
These conditions will bring lower temperatures in the northern and northeastern regions by 2-4 degrees Celsius, with cold weather in the mornings. The temperature in the Central region, Eastern region, Bangkok and neighbouring provinces will be lower by 1-3 degrees Celsius.
Villagers in the northern and northeastern regions, especially those living on mountains, are advised to take care of their health in the cold weather.
In the southern region, northeast monsoon winds prevailing over the Gulf of Thailand will intensify, resulting in more precipitation with heavy falls expected in some areas. Waves and winds in the Gulf of Thailand will be rougher, with waves 1-2 meters high expected in Surat Thani and northwards, and a 2 meter wave height in Nakhon Si Thammarat and southwards. High wave action is expected in thunderstorm conditions at sea. Sailers are advised to be on high alert, and to refrain from navigating long distances in thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, a strong low pressure system prevailing over the southwestern coast of the Philippines is expected to develop into a depression, and move into the South China Sea on 28th-29th October. This development currently poses no risks to Thailand.
The general public is advised to follow official information from the Meteorological Department closely by visiting www.tmd.go.th website, or by calling the 1182 24-hour weather update hotline.