Thailand will officially enter the rainy season this Saturday, with more rain than last year and rainfall over the entire season anticipated to be 5%-10% more than average, said Meteorological Department Director-General Nattapon Nattasomboon today (Wednesday).
Rainfall for the first half of the rainy season will be widespread and more than average but, in the second half, the situation will return to normal, he said, but warned of heavy rain, which may result in flash floods in some areas during the second half of the season.
The rainy season will end in October for the northern part of Thailand, but, in the southern region, especially on the eastern coast, the season will persist until January next year.
Editor: Interesting that during Thailand’s hottest month of April the weather wasn’t particularly hot, but the past fortnight or so of May the weather has been very hot (+37C every day) and humid. Thailand is crying out for rain, bring it on!