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NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   26 March 2012

Half of Thailand facing drought

BANGKOK, March 25, 2012
 The Thai Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a warning for summer thunderstorm in the upper part of Thailand, while some northern and northeastern provinces were facing drought.

The department forecast summer thunderstorm, gusty winds and hail in upper Thailand.

People in the North, the lower Northeast, the Central region (including Bangkok and its vicinity) and the East should beware of severe weather during March 25-26.

Meanwhile, the easterly wave would cause fairly widespread thundershowers, isolated heavy rain and gust over the South of Thailand during March 25-27.

Apart from possible summer thunderstorm, some provinces in the North and Northeast have been hit by severe drought.

In Phitsanulok, drought has forced the provincial agency to declare nine districts as disaster areas, with nearly 10,000 rai (over 3,950 acres) of farmland being damaged. Responding to the ongoing situation, Phitsanulok Provincial Administrative Organization distributed water and supplies to drought-hit residents.

Meanwhile, Sakon Nakhon residents were facing water shortages due to severe drought as well. Some of them were forced to pay for drinking water at higher prices.

So far, 14 districts of this northeastern province were declared drought disaster zones. Relevant officials distributed clean water to residents in affected areas in order to ease the problem.

In Nakhon Phanom, some residents suffered respiratory ailments due to bad weather which varied and mixed dramatically. The temperature reportedly was measured at 31 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and dropped to about 14-15 degrees Celsius at nighttime and in the early morning.

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