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Thailand weather expert warns Bangkok’s worst rain is yet to come

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Thailand weather expert warns Bangkok’s worst rain is yet to come

A meteorologist at the School of Environmental Development Administration of the National Institute of Development Administration abbreviated the NIDA, Dr. Sunt Srianthumrong, warned today that the worst rain for Bangkok this year is yet to come.  

The capital and its suburbs were ravaged for six days between August 1 and September 10 by torrential downpours, sometimes exceeding 120mm of rain in 24 hours.

Charting more than 120mm of precipitation in 24 hours from 2017 to 2022, he said there was only one day in 2020 when precipitation exceeded 120mm, two days in 2021 and six days so far this year.

The seven-day average rainfall between August 1 and September 10 this year was 99.9mm, the highest in Bangkok and the suburbs in six years. The most worrisome aspect of this trend is that this year’s worst rain may not have arrived yet, said Dr. Sunt, while warning that people in Bangkok will face more extreme weather in the future as global warming gets worse.

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