The National Warning Center, on Tuesday, issued its first “Heavy Rain in Thailand” warning, dated May 15th, 2012.
The warning stated that high pressure front from China is now covering the upper part of Thailand’s northeastern part, while the southwestern monsoon active in both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is currently getting intensified.
As a result, Thailand is expected to experience more wet weather and also heavy rain in the country’s northern, northeastern and eastern regions as well as the western coast of the South from now until May 18th.
The National Warning Center has asked people residing in areas prone to risk from heavy rain, including flash and wild flood to be extra-careful.
Today in Chiang Mai is fine but the cloud is building up this afternoon.
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“In the evening around 5:30p.m. on 15th May, thunder and extremely strong winds caused damage with some local businesses taking a hit. The popular UN Irish Pub on Ratchavitee Road reported on Facebook that it has had to close to repair the roof after a tree fell through it, while it was also reported that a large tree at the grand house of the Chief Judge of Chiang Mai, near the Governor’s official residence, fell into the road blocking traffic.
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning saying that there might be more intemperate weather up until May 19th, so hold on to your hats.”