Thirty-two provinces of Thailand of seventy seven declared a drought, it said Warning Center Disaster Ministry of Internal Affairs of Thailand, which are published in state media Monday, all of the country.
Some areas of these provinces declared disaster areas, there to take urgent measures to save the harvest of crops, including rice and vegetables, the document says.
In the area of drought hit the province Kamphengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Nan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Uttharadit, Phre, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phetchabun in the north. In the north-east of Thailand drought gripped the province Lei, Nong Khai, Nong Bualamphu, Sisaket, Khonken, Amnat Charen, Maha Sarakha, Buriram, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Kalasin. Also, the drought were the central province Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi and Prachuab Kirikhan and east — Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Trat and Prachin Buri, said in a statement.
Despite the fact that on the east coast of Thailand last week have been brief rain, the overall situation in the region, they have not changed, the authors of the document.
According to forecasters, in most parts of Thailand, there is a transition to the hottest season of the year, which runs until mid-May. In Bangkok and center of the country daytime temperatures reach 36-38 degrees Celsius. On the coast temperatures below 32-34 degrees during the day and 27-28 at night.
Despite the fact that many of the tourist areas of the north, northeast and east of the country were in the regions covered with the drought, leisure tourists dry weather does not interfere.
Drought in Thailand, as well as the flood — the annual seasonal phenomenon. Thailand has one of the most extensive and powerful system of irrigation canals and reservoirs in the world. This system allows the Thai farmers to shoot three crops of rice per year in most parts of the country. With this system in Thailand for decades remains one of the leading places in the world in the export of rice.