La Nina may ease drought severity

Thailand may not encounter a severe drought this year as earlier expected, thanks to the influence of the La Nina phenomenon, but careful water usage is still needed especially among rice farmers who have been told to wait for the right time to start farming.

“The mild La Nina will bring a lot of rain to some areas,” deputy Royal Irrigation Department chief Thawisak Thanadechophon said on Wednesday, referring to provinces in northern and eastern Thailand which will experience heavy rainfall between May and October this year.

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Apinya Wipatayotin