Another wet week possible in Bangkok

Another wet week possible in Bangkok

Rain – and some downpours – are forecast in the Bangkok area this week. (Photo by Krit Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn)

Thailand is transitioning from winter to summer – but unseasonal rain is forecast to hit Bangkok over the next week.

The weekly weather forecast released on Sunday predicted a significant chance of rain in Greater Bangkok from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Up to 40% of the Bangkok metropolitan area will see rain over the five-day period, with possible downpours between Thursday and Saturday, the Meteorological Department said.

Despite the wet weather, temperatures are expected to climb to 37°C, with the low of 24°C, it added. Temperatures stayed between the late 20s and early 30s for the week ending Sunday.

The summer season normally arrives in late February or early March each year and lasts until May.

Last year, summer officially began on March 3, according to the department.