Severe storms moved across northern Thailand on Saturday. Hundreds of homes were damaged in Chiang Mai province. The wind toppled trees, power poles and billboards. There was hail and heavy rain.
Most affected by Saturday storms Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand. In four districts of the province – Muang, Mae Rim, San Kamphaenr, San Sai – hundreds of buildings were damaged.
The Bangkok Post reported that 579 homes were damaged in the first one.
The townspeople said that the mild wind turned into a gale in 10 minutes. Heavy rain joined the destructive gusts, followed by a hailstorm lasting over 20 minutes.
Broken trees, power outages
Strong winds knocked down many trees. Power poles and billboards toppled onto roads. Some cars were damaged. There were extensive power outages.
There are no reports of injured people, regional services said.
Main photo source: Reuters/ChaiChai Wongkam