The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a weather forecast indicating that Thailand can expect more rain towards the end of this month, attributing it to the indirect influence of Typhoon Mawar in the region. Mawar, originating as a tropical storm, has now developed into a typhoon and is currently positioned in the Pacific Ocean. Rather than heading towards the South China Sea as anticipated, it is predicted to move in a northwestern direction.
Notably, two prominent weather agencies, namely the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and the Japan Meteorological Agency, have issued warnings suggesting that Mawar may undergo intensification and transform into a “super typhoon” by Friday. This potential escalation is attributed to the noticeable rise in the sea surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean. In light of these developments, residents in numerous provinces are advised to exercise caution as heavy rainfall is expected towards the end of this month.
Simultaneously, the National Disaster Warning Council Foundation has made an appeal to the citizens, urging them to construct pools or weirs to retain rainwater as a precautionary measure against the anticipated effects of El Nino, which is likely to impact Thailand in August. The Foundation has issued a stern warning, indicating that due to the influence of El Nino, Thailand may experience a significant reduction in rainfall during the month of August. Consequently, it strongly advises farmers and agricultural communities to closely monitor weather forecasts in the upcoming months.
These forecasts and precautionary measures highlight the potential impact of Typhoon Mawar and the subsequent influence of El Nino on Thailand’s weather patterns. As the nation braces itself for heavy rainfall in the coming weeks, both authorities and individuals are urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to mitigate any potential risks or adverse consequences associated with these weather phenomena.