Tropical storms ravage Northeast

BANGKOK, 2 April 2013 (NNT) - Tropical storms continue to strike several provinces across the country as the weather bureau warns that more thunderstorms are to be expected during the next few days.

The Meteorological Department said that a high pressure cell covering the eastern part of Thailand is subsiding but isolated downpours and strong winds can be expected in the North, Northeast and East.

Some parts of Bangkok and its vicinities are set to see thunderstorms, despite reports of average temperature reaching 39 degrees in many areas.

Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced that over 400 households in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu have been damaged by the recent bout of tropical storms. Si Bun Rueang district is reportedly the hardest hit area.

In Si Sa Ket, storms struck a total of 154 houses in Rasi Salai district, where roofs and walls were blown off and trees uprooted.