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Bangkok (VNA) -
Meteorologists expect La Nina, an ocean cooling phenomenon, will occur in Thailand in August and September.

The phenomenon, known to bring heavy rainfall, floods and cool weather, is expected to help Thailand not encounter a severe drought this year.

However, careful water usage is still needed especially among rice farmers who have been told to wait for the right time to start farming.

Deputy Royal Irrigation Department chief Thawisak Thanadechophon said the mild La Nina will bring a lot of rain to some areas.

Northern and eastern provinces are expected to experience heavy rainfall between May and October this year, he added.

According to the Meteorological Department, rainfall will be normal in May with heavy rainfall expected to start in June.

Only some parts of the country will encounter freak weather conditions next month. 

The northeast and the western part of the South will face unusually low rainfall while Bangkok and neighbouring provinces will be hit by downpours.

After July, the amount of rainfall will vary in different areas across the country./.