Thailand officially enters rainy season on May 18: Meteorological Department

Flooded street in Thailand

Two young boys riding a scooter on a flooded street. Photo: qimono (Pixabay)

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Meteorological Department has announced that Thailand will officially enter the rainy season this week on May 18, with 1-2 storms expected this year, along with more rain than last year.

Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan, Director-General of the Meteorological Department, announced today that Thailand will enter the rainy season on Monday, May 18, 2020. He said it is estimated that there will be more rain than last year. There is a chance that storms will occur over Thailand. However, at the beginning of the season, an uneven distribution of rain will continue. There will be more rain at the end of May but no rain from late June into July. After that, there will be heavy rain and some storms in August and September, during which people will be warned of flash floods. In Northern, Northeastern, Central and Eastern Thailand, the rainy season will end in mid-October while the rainy season in the South will end in mid-January.

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Reporter: supawadee wangsri,
Rewriter: Tarin Angskul
National News Bureau of Thailand

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