Summer storm blows over five electricity posts blocking road in Thailand


A summer storm blew over five electricity posts causing power cutes and blocking a road in northern Thailand.

Strong wind and heavy rain battered Nakhon Sawan province as a high-pressure system from China moved into the area at the weekend.

Kitti Limsirichai, a district chief, visited the affected area to examine the destruction, said there were no injuries but a number of properties had been damaged by the posts blowing over.

The Provincial Electricity Authority repaired the power lines to restore electricity to residents on Sunday (March 21).

The Thai Meteorological Department today issued storm warnings for 48 provinces following wind and heavy rain across the north on Sunday. Forecasters warned thunderstorms with gusty wind and hail across northern Thailand.

They said that the summer storms were due to a high-pressure system moving in from China.