THE powerful rainstorm that pounded Bangkok earlier today (April 17) lashed eastern Lat Krabang district the hardest knocking down 4 electricity poles there, INN News reported.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has been alerted of the damage on Chao Khun Tahan road while police from Lat Krabang station blocked off the affected area.
Motorists had been told to take a detour and police later said no traffic congestion built up in the affected zone.
Meanwhile the Thai Meteorological Department warned that Bangkok faces more scattered thunderstorms and gusty winds until tomorrow. Minimum temperature is 23-25 °Celsius while maximum temperature is 32-35°Celsius.
The summer thunderstorms occurring right now across upper Thailand is a result of a collision with hot air by a high pressure over the Northeast, and westerly winds blowing through the North.
Thundershowers, lightning, gusty winds and hail are forecast and people are advised to keep away from flimsy buildings and remain indoors. Farmers should beware of crop damage.
The easterly winds blowing across the Gulf of Thailand will intensify and bring more rain to the South.
Top and below: The power poles that were knocked down in Lat Krabrang district of Bangkok earlier today. Photos: INN News