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Summer storms warning for 47 provinces

People in 47 provinces in the North, Northeast, Central and East have been warned to brace for summer storms from today to April 17, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert said on Tuesday.

Mr Chatchai said the Meteorological Department said a low pressure area covered upper Thailand, bringing overall hot spells and haze during the day, while southerly winds were bringing humidity from the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

This would cause isolated thundershowers and gusty winds in the North, Northeast, Central and East between April 12-17.

People in 47 provinces should be prepared for this. 

They are:

Tak, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Lampang in the North (13);

Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Surin, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Roi-et, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Loei, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani and Bung Kan in the Northeast (20);

Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Lop Buri, Sing Buri and Ang Thong in Central (7); and

Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East (7).

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Re:storms hit Kalasin, Surin - warnings for April 19-21
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 05:47:09 PM »
Seasonal storms hit Kalasin, Surin; warnings for April 19-21

Seasonal thunderstorms pounded areas of two northeastern provinces, damaging more than 100 houses and uprooting trees as residents braced for more violent weather.

A weather warning was issued on Tuesday for 29 provinces as storms and and gusty winds were expected to continue through Thursday.

In Kalasin, thunderstorms hit seven districts early Tuesday, with Kuchinarai district badly affected. Some 80 houses were damaged.

Theerasak Sinban, 30, a resident at tambon Nako whose house was badly damaged, said on Tuesday that the storm and strong winds had battered his community for about 20 minutes before his newly-built house collapsed.

In Surin, local officials and soldiers on Tuesday inspected damaged homes after thunderstorms hit several areas in Chom Phra, Sikhoraphum and Sanom districts on Monday evening.

In Sanom alone, 65 houses, six rice barns and two cars were damaged by storms that blew away rooves of many houses.

The Meteorological Department on Tuesday forecast that thunderstorms, high wind and hail are expected over the North, Northeast, East and the Central Plain between today and April 21 as high pressure from China extends over those regions.

It warned people to stay away from big trees and unsecured buildings.

The 29 provinces covered are: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Kamphaengphet, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Roi Et, Nakhon Ratchasima, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, and Trat.

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Re: Summer storms wreak havoc in North, Isaan
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 11:50:33 AM »
Summer storms wreak havoc in North, Northeast

 More than 700 homes in five provinces in the North and the Northeast were damaged after summer storms lashed the areas this week.

According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Mukdaharn, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Chiang Rai were hit by strong summer storms since Tuesday.

One woman was reported to be seriously injured when she was struck on the crash helmet she wore by lightning while riding on her motorcycle in Buriram.

Witnesses said she stopped at an intersection as thunder storm began lashing the province.

She was rushed to Buriram hospital where her condition was described critical.

The storms destroyed over 700 homes, and caused damages to public utilities.

It said local authorities were rushing first aids to affected areas and were inspecting and assessing the damages in order to allocate assistance funds  under the Ministry of Finance’s regulations.

The department said the summer storms and hail storms will persist a few more days until the high pressure  blanketing the areas will ease.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday expressed concern over the extensive damages caused to homes in rural areas by summer storms.

He ordered all relevant government agencies to urgently assist affected, said government people in the provinces affected by summer storms and strong rain storms during this period, said government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd yesterday.

He said that the premier also suggested all sectors store water as much as possible for consumption and farming  after heavy rains fell in many provinces.
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Re: Thunderstorm warning isaan ♦ Thursday until Saturday
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 10:10:37 PM »
Thunderstorm warning for people in North, Northeast, eastern and central regions

 The Meteorological Department has warned people in the Northeast, North, eastern and central regions to brace for summer thunderstorm and gusty winds on Thursday until Saturday.

The department attributed the freak thunderstorm to high pressure system from China which has been covering the aforementioned areas. The risk of the storm and gusty winds will first be felt in the Northeast and then eventually to the rest of the regions.

Provinces to be affected by the storm tomorrow are Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Bung Karn, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Muk Dahan, Kalasin Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Amnart Charoen, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani.

Next to be affected include Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Roi Et, Yasothon, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phra, Nan, Uttradit, Phitsanuloke, Phetchabun, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Trat.
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Re: More thunder rainstorm forecast in North and Isaan
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 01:28:57 PM »
More thunder rainstorm forecast in North and Northeast

 More thunder rainstorms are expected in several northern and northeastern provinces this week, the Meteorological Department said today.

In the latest weather forecast late this morning, the Meteorological Department said as summer heat still blankets most upper part of the country, thunder rainstorms and strong winds  could be expected, particularly in several northern and northeastern  provinces.

They include Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Tak, Phetchabun, Loei, Chaiyaphum, Nong Bua Lampoo, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Bung Karn, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Sisaket, and Ubon Ratchathani.
It warned people of danger from strong winds, and keep away from taking cover near big trees, huge billboards and unstable structures as they might collapse during heavy rainstorms.
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Re: Storms wreak havoc across the north - video
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 12:16:49 PM »
Severe summer storms continued to cause havoc across the north east and north of Thailand Friday

Much of the downtown area of Udon Thani was without power for many hours.


more pics here

Photo Special: Udon Thani Storm Damage can be found here:

Heavy Rain Storm In ‎Udon‬ Thani
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Re: Warning of more summer storms in Northeast, North
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 01:03:20 PM »
Warning of more summer storms in Northeast, North

The Meteorological Department issued its latest annoucement today warning of more summer storms in various northeastern and northeastern provinces this week as the areas are still covered by hot and very hot temperatures.

It said torrential thunder rainstorms and wind gusts could be expected in these areas covered by heat.

It then advised the people in these areas to keep off big trees, unstable billboards or building structures as they might be brought down by wind gusts.

Warned areas include Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nan, Tak, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Loei, Udonthani, Nong Khai, Sakhon Nakhon, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon, Sisaket, Surin, and Buriram.

Average minimum temperatures in the North are  23-30 degrees Celsius, and average maximum temperature  are 37-44 degrees Celsius.
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Re: Blackouts continue in storm-hit Udon Thani
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 11:50:57 PM »
Blackouts continue in storm-hit Udon Thani

Many power transmission lines were cut after a heavy storm on Friday evening in Udon Thani. (Photo from Udonthani Update Facebook page)

Blackouts persisted across five percent of Udon Thani province on Saturday night as electricity workers continued efforts to repair storm-damaged power lines.

The power disruption started in the northeastern province Friday evening as a storm hit nine of its 20 districts. On Saturday provincial authorities acknowledged reports of damage to 760 houses. The heaviest impact occurred in Udon Thani municipality.

Paibul Kraisee, chief of the provincial meteorological office, said wind speeds measured only 90 kilometres per hour Friday evening but there might have been a brief tornado that could not be measured but caused heavy damage to taller structures.

He referred to shattered glass panes at the Udon Thani provincial administration organisation building and Udon Thani Hospital.

Such storms during the seasonal transition could recur until the third week of this month when the rainy season is forecast to begin, Mr Paibul said.

Jadet Wisri, director of the Udon Thani office of the Provincial Electricity Authority, said blackouts were reported in nearly all areas of the province after a storm-tossed billboard brought down a main 115-kilovolt transmission line in front of Pairoj Hospital in Muang Udon Thani. That knocked out supplies to four power transmission substations. The storm also felled 70 high-power poles and 10 low-power poles.

About 200 electricity workers from Udon Thani, Loei, Nong Khai and Bangkok were deployed to repair the lines.

"Tonight blackouts will continue in five percent of the province and power will resume completely on Sunday," Mr Jadet said.

Wichien Khaokham, president of the Udon Thani provincial administration organisation, said its office was heavily damaged as the storm broke through its walls made from lightweight bricks on five floors.

Ratchayothin Meephanlom, the Udon Thani insurance supervisor, said motorists reported damage to more than 40 vehicles hit by billboards, fallen roofs and branches. There was no third-party insurance for billboards which have been proliferating in the province, he said.

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