Heavy rains on way but less than 2023

Heavy rains on way but less than 2023

Heavy rains on way but less than 2023

Due to the effects of the La Nina phenomenon, the Office of the National Water Resources ( ONWR ) has warned of heavy rainfall from August to September, but overall precipitation is expected to be 26 % below average for this year.

Paitoon Kengkarnchang, deputy director general and secretary-general, said the temperature will change to a normal La Nina pattern from July to the finish of this year.

The country just entered the gloomy period, which actually runs from May 20 till late- October, according to the Meteorological Department.

From June to the middle of July, precipitation is anticipated to drop. Heavy snowfall of 60- 80 % is expected from August to September, causing flash landslides in several areas, Mr Paitoon said. At least two hurricanes are anticipated to beat the nation.

” Although we have faced a La Nina pattern this year, the amount of water is believed to be 26 % less than normal”, he said.

We do need to include a nice water-management plan for each area because some pools may have a lower volume of water while others might have more.

He added that state firms have been collaborating to improve the early warning systems for floods in an effort to reduce the harm to nearby communities affected by the weather.

Since the new floods began, he said, 1, 078.1 billion cubic feet of waters have gone to 35 big dams nationwide.

Of those, 28.9 % are in the North, 15.9 % in the West, 15.6 % in the South, 20.9 % in the Northeast, 12 % in the East and 6.8 % in the Central region.

Generally, the current volume of water storage in reservoirs this year is 41.185 billion cubic metres or 51 %, compared with 43.370 billion cubic metres or 55 % last year.

He said the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives does ask farmers to speed up this during the rainy season in light of the wheat farming program.

Based on the schedule, there are 62.44 million ray available for planting corn.

This covers both water and semi- water districts, of which 1.29 million ray have already been planted, the department said.