With the weather getting hotter and continuing to climb this week and especially in the North where the mercury is expected to reach 43 degrees Celsius, one Thai lady has told a cautionary tale of how she forgot her phone and it ended up exploding in her pick-up truck.

“This is punishment for a forgetful person, [my pick-up truck] is all damaged (with multiple “crying face” emoticons),” said Facebook user and Samut Prakan resident “Ying Yupa Anan”.

Her post that also read “feeling sad” included pictures of the truck with a burnt and damaged windshield. Her post received 23,000 “likes”, 23,000 comments and was shared 11,715 times by yesterday.

Phones are the main concern and the government have been warning people about the dangers of leaving mobile phones unattended in parked cars.

Other items that are on the “danger list” include; power banks, lighters and aerosol cans.

The lady who posted on Facebook (Ying Yupa Anan) came as the Disease Control Department again issued a warning certain groups of people are at most risk of heatstroke.

The groups are as follows: Elderly, people with chronic diseases, those who lack adequate rest, children under five, those working in the sun for long periods, obese people and heavy drinkers.

People who are working in the sun for prolonged periods of time, in particular, are being advised to stay hydrated and not to be outside in the Blazing sun for too long.

Some symptoms of heatstroke are fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety, headache, low blood pressure and fainting. Without timely help, heatstroke can even prove fatal.

The Thai Meteorological Department has said that a pressure system known as a “thermal low” is covering upper Thailand and is likely to continue to do so for the rest of the week, while southerly and southeasterly winds prevail over the lower North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and the South regions.

These conditions combined mean that upper Thailand is likely to experience hot to very hot spells with possible outbreaks of “summer storms” – thundershowers with gusty winds, said the Department.

The maximum temperature in the 24 hours from midday yesterday was forecast to be 39-43C in the North, 35-42C in the Northeast, 39-42C in the Central area, 34-40C in the East and 37-40C for Bangkok and surrounding provinces.