Hailstorms Hit The North – Weather Warning For 44 Provinces

Hail Storm Chiang Mai

On Monday, several areas in northern Thailand were hit by hailstorms as weathermen warned of turbulent weather throughout Tuesday, with a cold spell to follow.

The Traffic Police radio network on Monday reported hail fell on Doi Angkhang in Fang district of Chiang Mai and on Doi Inthanon in Chomthong district around noon, and in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai 2 hours later.

A school in Muang district of Lamphun was also pounded by hail about 3 pm, according to a Twitter message posted by the network of the disaster volunteer network.

No injuries were reported.


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The Meteorological Department warned in its evening forecast that strong winds and hailstorms were expected in areas of the northern and northeastern regions on Monday and Tuesday.

Rain, sometimes very heavy, was forecast for 44 provinces, but not in the southern region, during the two-day period, it said.

A cold spell would follow the storms, with temperatures in the northern and northeastern regions expected to drop by 6°C and up to 4°C in Greater Bangkok, the department said.


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