Bangkok braces for wet as storm front spells rainy season’s start

Photo: Mori Yama / CC by-NC 2.0
Photo: Mori Yama / CC by-NC 2.0

Heavy thunderstorms driven by a churning twister are heading to Bangkok and neighboring provinces over the next two days.

Heavy rain is expected across much of the metro area today and tomorrow in the run-up to this weekend’s official start of the rainy season, according to the meteorological department. Forecasts call for 60% of Bangkok as well as the northeast, central and southern areas to be pelted with wet. 

The northern and eastern provinces will face heavy thunderstorms expected over at least 70% of the area.

The storm front comes courtesy of Cyclone Asani currently charging across the Andaman Sea. The rainy season is expected to last until mid-October.

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