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Weather forecasts dictate a rainfall deficit until mid-July, artificial rain-making adjusted

by Kenneth Basilio
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Weather forecasts dictate a rainfall deficit until mid-July, artificial rain-making adjusted
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Thailand’s Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation has altered its project of artificial rain-making operations to areas that could experience a scarcity of water resources due to an anticipated rainfall delay.

Thai Meteorological Department Chief Surasee Kittimonton said that the weather forecasts predict a rainfall deficit until mid-July, prompting authorities to adjust its rain-making operations from Phrae to Chiang Mai, and from Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi.

According to the department, the units that would supply rain-making operations would be maintained in Tak, Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani, Surin, Rayong, Surat Thani and Songkhla provinces.

A unit in Chumphon was converted into a filling station of chemical substances for rain-making.

Weather chief Kittimonton said that the relocation took into account the calculations of the expected rainfall.

The results show that the anticipated rainfall from early July will not show a significant inflow of water into the reservoirs.

The rain-making department aims to boost the water flows into the following major dams:

  • Bhumibol Dam in Tak
  • Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi
  • Srinagarind Dam in Kanchanaburi

The department will also provide irrigation support to all industrial activities in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

Source: TNA