Government agencies have been instructed to prepare emergency measures in anticipation of volatile weather nationwide over the start of this week.
According to Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha recently expressed concern about public safety due to extreme weather predicted by the Thai Meteorological Department going into Tuesday. Thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail are forecast in the lower Northeastern, Central and Eastern regions.
Prayut is concerned for the safety of people in the lower Northeast, Central Region and East, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.
The PM wanted people to avoid open spaces, large trees, billboards and unstable structures during the storms, Thanakorn said. Prayut also warned farmers to defend their crops against storm damage, he added.
Officials have been directed to inspect and remove any unsecured billboards or buildings that could endanger people during severe storms. They will also issue warnings in advance so residents can prepare for extreme weather. To ensure their safety, residents are also recommended to avoid the previously open areas and dangerous locations.
The Thai Meteorological Department reports that Outbreaks of summer storms consisting of thunderstorms, gusty winds, and hails are expected in the Northeast, the North, the Central, and the East, including Bangkok and its vicinity and the upper South regions. As a result, the moderate high-pressure area from China extends to upper Thailand while hot weather remains in the upper country. Please stay safe from the severe conditions by keeping off an open area, big trees and unsecured billboards. Farmers are advised to prepare for crop damages.
Authorities in the southern provinces have meanwhile been assessing the damage caused by recent flooding, with reconstruction efforts currently underway after floodwaters receded.
Acting Sub Lt. Thanasith Iamananchai signed a statement about the affected area in the next 2 days.
Affected areas are as followings:
7 March 2022
North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun.
Northeast: Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.
Central: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom including Bangkok and its vicinity.
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
8 March 2022
North: Mae Hong Son, Tak and Kamphaeng Phet.
Northeast: Buriram and Nakhon Ratchasima.
Central: Uthai Thani, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram.
East: Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan
The advisory is in effect on 7 March 2022, at 5.00 a.m.
This next issue will be on 8 March 2022, at 5.00 a.m.
(Signed) Acting Sub Lt. Thanasith Iamananchai
Thai Meteorological Department