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    Thailand’s rainy season officially begins May 18th

    Thailand officially enters the rainy season tomorrow (Monday), said Meteorological Department director-general Squadron Leader Somsak Khaosuwan today.


    Citing a meteorological model, he said that the rainy season this year will last until mid-October. The rain will, initially, be scattered and will steadily increase from the end of May through mid-June, when rainfall will then taper off until the middle of July.


    He said that there might not be enough water for farmland which has no access to irrigation between mid-June to mid-July adding, however, that there will be more rain during August and September, with the possibility of one or two tropical storms moving across Thailand.


    For the southern region, where rainy season usually arrives later, rains are expected to last until next January.


    Somsak predicted that overall rainfall this year will be about 5% less than last year, as he urged farmers to store water when rains are plenty, so that there will be water for use during the dry season.

    Thailand’s rainy season officially begins May 18th – Thai PBS World

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    Yes...officially.

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    I always thought Songkran kicks off the rainy season. Will be interesting to see if heavy rains have a positive effect against the virus, and not just because people tend to stay indoors.

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    So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on the summer storms this year...and the accompanying blackouts. We've had a couple of overnight showers but little else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I always thought Songkran kicks off the rainy season. Will be interesting to see if heavy rains have a positive effect against the virus, and not just because people tend to stay indoors.
    Lost me, 56 deaths attributed to CV19 in Thailand in total, in the past year 171 deaths have been attributed to lightening strikes, what type of positive are you looking for?

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    Must be rainy season, they seem to have gotten it right. Woke up to go run and heard thunder, by the time I got downstairs and ready to go its raining. Good that its cooler, but not so good that I am sitting here typing and not running..

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Citing a meteorological model, he said that the rainy season this year will last until mid-October. The rain will, initially, be scattered and will steadily increase from the end of May through mid-June, when rainfall will then taper off until the middle of July.
    And they get all this info from a couple of oxen every year? Amazing Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Must be rainy season, they seem to have gotten it right. Woke up to go run and heard thunder, by the time I got downstairs and ready to go its raining. Good that its cooler, but not so good that I am sitting here typing and not running..
    Running in the rain is the only time I enjoy doing it. Lightning is also a great motivator.

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    Sat with the dogs and watched a super electrical storm last night by candlelight. Power came back in time for bed and the rain came a little after that. No ground strikes last night, only cloud to cloud, but tremendous amount of energy and light in the skies.

    So much cooler this morning, but need that to happen a few more times during the rest of the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Lost me, 56 deaths attributed to CV19 in Thailand in total, in the past year 171 deaths have been attributed to lightening strikes, what type of positive are you looking for?
    Blimey didn't realise that, Thailand is 2nd on the lightening strikes list behind Mehico with 223.

    After allowing x for traditional Thai virus incompetence and or fibbery, add a few virus related suicides and the collective negative effects of the virus across the country and region, I wouldn't like to guess at the incremental death toll.

    While death by lightening strike is fairly consistent like road deaths, who knows if heavy rains have the dual effect of keeping people indoors and also washing away or otherwise acting against perhaps an airborne strain.

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