The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting more rain today (June 16th) due to a strengthening southwestern monsoon over the Andaman Sea and a low pressure cell covering northern Vietnam, predicting worsening conditions until June 21st as the southwestern monsoon will intensify while southeasterly winds prevail over the northeast.
Isolated heavy rains are forecast to fall over 60-70% of Thailand during the period Jun 16th -21st, with a warning to people in the north, the northeast, the east and the south to beware of heavy rains.
Bangkok will be cloudy with scattered thundershowers, mostly in the afternoon and evening on Sunday through Monday morning, the TMD says.
The TMD advised all ships to proceed with caution, and small boats to remain in port as the waves in the Andaman Sea are likely to reach 2-3 metres.
Thailand’s central and northern region, especially Samut Songkam, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Pra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphangphet and Tak province will experience cloudy weather with scattered thundershowers during the week ahead, says the report.
Nong Kai, Bungkan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and Khon Kan will also be cloudy with fairly widespread thundershowers next week.
Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sakaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat in the eastern part of Thailand will have fairly widespread but scattered thundershowers.
The southeastern and southwestern coasts will be cloudy with scattered thundershowers, mostly in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
Neither Phetchaburi or Prachuap Khiri Khan is mentioned in any of these forecasts.