Thailand Enters Monsoon Season: Officials

Heavy rains on April 27 over Bangkapi area. Photo: uglypink / Twitter
Heavy rains on April 27 over Bangkapi area. Photo: uglypink / Twitter

BANGKOK — Get that umbrella ready because the rainy season has officially begun, the national weather agency said Monday.

The country entered monsoon season Saturday as southwest winds brought in humidity from the Andaman sea and caused rainfall nationwide, Wanchai Sakudomchai, director general of the meteorological department said.

The season will end mid-October in Bangkok and upper Thailand, while southern parts will see rain until December.

However, the department warned that some parts – especially the northeast – would see little rainfall June through mid-July and risked water shortages for irrigation.