Thunderstorms Expected in 37 Provinces, Warnings Issued

 | Mon 1 Feb 2016 05:08 ICT

CityNews – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has released a warning to 37 provinces in the north and northeast regions to prepare for more cold weather, strong winds and rainstorms during the first week of February (2nd – 7th February).

storm warning

During this time, temperatures will drop by 2 – 4 degrees Celsius and thunderstorms will dominate the skies.

Residents have been asked to take care of themselves, especially those living on mountains and other at-risk areas.

People have been advised to take precautions to protect their homes, assets and farm animals from the storm.

Drivers have also been warned about the risk of fog, and are reminded to follow traffic rules and drive slowly in poor visibility or during rain.

Governors of each of the provinces have been assigned to survey the need for clothes and blankets.

The 37 provinces that will be affected are as follows.

The North Region
1. Kamphaeng Phet
2. Pichit
3. Nakhon Sawan
4. Uthaithani
5. Phitsanulok
6. Tak
7. Sukothai
8. Uttaradit
9. Phetchabun
10. Lampang
11. Mae Hong Sorn
12. Chiang Mai
13. Lamphun
14. Chiang Rai
15. Phayao
16. Nan
17. Phrae

The Northeast Region
18. Nakhon Ratchasima
19. Chaiyaphum
20. Buriram
21. Surin
22. Khon Kaen
23. Kalasin
24. Maha Sarakham
25. Roi Et
26. Sakon Nakhon
27. Nakhon Phanom
28. Mukdahan
29. Ubon Rachathani
31. Amnat Charoen
32. Sisaket
33. Udon Thani
34. Loei
35. Nong Bua Lamphu
36. Nong Khai
37. Bueng Kan