Monsoon Storm Clouds in Bangkok

August 25, 2007


Provided by: Daniel Cuthbert
Summary authors & editors: Daniel Cuthbert, Jim Foster

This picture was taken just before a large monsoon rainstorm hit Bangkok, Thailand on April 25, 2007. The weather had been amazingly clear and then all of a sudden a massive black cloud swept in and blanketed the city. Winds were nearly hurricane force, causing branches and limbs to snap and the rain rate was as great as I had ever observed. A pronounced change in wind direction typifies the arrival of monsoon conditions. In southeast Asia, during April, wet monsoon winds move in from the Indian Ocean. Photo taken at 18:45 (local time).

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