Ready to get wet? Rainy season starts now.

Andy Dufresne rejoices under some prison break rain in ‘The Shawshank Redemption.’  Image: Columbia Pictures
Andy Dufresne rejoices under some prison break rain in ‘The Shawshank Redemption.’ Image: Columbia Pictures

So long, summer heat. Greetings, wet feet!

A day after thunderstorms unleashed torrents of rain and explosive lightning over parts of the capital, Monday marks the official beginning of the rainy season, according to state meteorologists.

According to Meteorological Department Director Somsak Khaosuwan, this year’s rainy season this year will bring more rain, in terms of quantity and consistency, in various areas and last until mid-October. Regular rainfall will begin in earnest in late May.

The precipitation will fall mid-June to mid-July, which may affect many farmers who don’t have adequate irrigation. However, more rain is expected to return in August and September, with a high possibility of tropical storms moving across the country. 

Bangkok’s highs are forecast to be in the mid-30s this week, with some rain falling over roughly half of the metro area through Friday, followed by a mostly dry weekend.

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