Thousands of homes hit by heavy rainfall in Thailand

Severe weather conditions, including strong winds and thunderstorms, hit 21 provinces in Northern, Northeast, East and Central Thailand, including the capital Bangkok, from April 12 to 15, 2020. As a result, two people died, at least 3,269 houses were affected by the floods.

Thunderstorms and flash floods caused significant damage to buildings in the northern region as they left traces of destruction.

Among the affected provinces were Chiang Rai, Phitsanulok, Loei, Udon Thani, Nong Bois Lampu, Khonken, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chonburi and Chanthaburi. The media reported two dead and one wounded man.

On April 14, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced that the storms were caused by high pressure from China, which brought strong southerly winds barreling toward Thailand as it gained humidity from the South China Sea.

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