How to Use Electrical Equipment Efficiently and Safely in Rainy Weather

How to Use Electrical Equipment Efficiently and Safely in Rainy Weather

This year the rain is coming early and it will be rainy all areas of the country. And the problems that come with the rain are the health problems. So you should be conscious of the health care of yourself and your family. In addition to the health, the safety of life and property also need to be focused on especially home electrical appliances.  This helps prevent damages that may be caused by electric shock or leakage. It also helps save money of household.

Home Electrical Appliances Care

  • When it is raining and thundering, we should avoid using electrical appliances such as television, video, audio, computer, and etc. To prevent these electrical damage, when lightning occurs nearby, all appliances should be switched off and unplugged. Switching off by using remote control should not be done because the appliances still are active. If there is lightning nearby, the plugged-in appliances may be damaged.
  • Moreover, turning off TV by remote control, the TV is still consuming about 5 watts of power; for 12 hours, it wastes power 0.060 0.060 unit/TV or amount of 0.21 baht/unit* So, if 1 million TVs are turned off by remote control for 12 hours, total power consumption is about 60,000 units totaling 2.1 hundred thousand baht.

Regularly Check Outdoor Electrical Equipment

The electrical equipment located outdoors is likely to be damaged by the sun and rain. So keep checking the electrical equipment in the good working condition. Follow the simple practice:

  • Check the doorbell, if it is found cracks, damages or the wire is worn out, a new one should be replaced. A doorbell with waterproof cap is recommended. It also should be sealed with silicone around the edge to reduce the risk of electric shock.
  • Check the bollard luminaire or the lamp in front of the house if it is in good condition for use. Spiral lamps with 500 – 600 lux** are recommended as the light is adequate for requirements and helps save power more than 480 baht/year. And an important thing should not be overlooked is grounding the lamp to prevent damage from electric current leakage.
  • Check the outdoor wire and plug. Check the wiring that last longer than five years. If something is wrong or defective power plugs is found, you should directly contact your electrician to replace the wires and plugs with size and type suitable for usage conditions. It is also important to choose materials that are resistant to sunlight and water because the non-ready condition may cause hazard to users.

Maintenance and inspection of electrical equipment should be strictly observed to increase energy efficiency and lifespan extension of electrical equipment. It also helps save energy and enhance safety to users.

Weather Forecast during 22-28 August 2016

Weather Forecast during 22-28 August 2016

During 22 August 2016 – 28 August 2016
Expectation During 22 August 2016 – 28 August 2016: Weather forecast during 22 -23 Aug, the monsoon trough lies across the North and the upper Northeast to a low pressure cell over the upper part of South China Sea, and the moderate southwest monsoon prevailed over the Andaman Sea, the Southern and Gulf of Thailand. During 24 -28 Aug the monsoon trough will move down to across the lower North, the upper Central and the Northeast and enter into an active low-pressure cell around the upper South China Sea. In addition, the Southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, the South and Gulf of Thailand will become stronger and waves in the Andaman Sea will intensify.

Cautions

During 22-23 Aug, people in the North, the upper Northeast should beware of heavy rain and collective rain. During 24-28 Aug, All ships in the Andaman Sea should proceed with caution and small boats should keep ashore.

Main Meteorological Characteristics During 22-23 Aug, more rain, as well as isolated heavy rain is expected in the North and the Northeast During 24-28 Aug, the Central, the East and the South will have more rain with isolated heavy rain.  Wind and wave in the Andaman Sea will intensify with wave height 2-3 meters
North
  • During 23-24 Aug, 60-70 percent of thundery rain and heavy rain in some area.
  • During 25-28 Aug, 40-60 percent of thundery rain in the area.
  • Minimum Temperature 20-26 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 30-36 degree Celsius.
  • Southwesterly winds 10-30 km/hr.
Northeast
  • During 22-24 Aug, 60-70 percent of thundery rain in the area and heavy rain in some area, mostly in the upper portion.
  • During 25-28 Aug, 40-60 percent of thundery rain in the area and heavy rain in some area, mostly in the lower portion.
  • Minimum Temperature 23-27 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 32-36 degree Celsius.
  • Southwesterly winds 10-30 km/hr.
Central
  • During 22-24 Aug, 20-30 percent of thundery rain in the area.
  • During 25-28 Aug, 40-60 percent of thundery rain in the area.
  • Southwesterly winds 15-30 km/hr.
  • Minimum Temperature 24-26 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 34-36 degree Celsius.
East
  • During 22-26 Aug, 30-40 percent of thundery rain in the area.
  • Southwesterly winds 15-35 km/hr.
  • Wave height 1-2 meters, in thunder rain area wave height about 2 meters.
  • During 27-28 Aug, 40-60 percent of thundery rain in the area and heavy rain in some area.
  • Southwesterly winds 20-35 km/hr.
  • Wave height about 2 meters, in thunder rain area wave height over 2 meters.
  • Minimum Temperature 24-29 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 33-35 degree Celsius.
Southern (East Coast)
  • During 22-25 Aug, 30-40 percent of thundery rain in the area
  • During 26-28 Aug, 40-60 percent of thundery rain in the area and heavy rain in some area
  • Southwesterly winds 15-35 km/hr. Wave height 1-2 meters, offshore wave height over 2 meters
  • Minimum Temperature 23-27 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 32-35 degree Celsius
Southern (West Coast)
  • During 22-23 Aug, 30-40 percent of thundery rain in the area.
  • Southwesterly winds 20-35 km/hr. Wave height about 2 meters, in thunder rain area wave height over 2 meters.
  • During 24-28 Aug, 60-70 percent of thundery rain in the area and heavy rain in some area.
  • Southwesterly winds 20-40 km/hr. Wave height 2-3 meters, in thunder rain area wave height over 3 meters.
  • Minimum Temperature 24-27 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 30-34 degree Celsius.
Bangkok and Vicinities
  • 30-40 percent of thundery rain in the area throughout the day, mostly during afternoon to evening as well as heavy rain in some area during 26-28 Aug
  • Southwesterly winds 15-35 km/hr.
  • Minimum Temperature 25-28 degree Celsius, Maximum Temperature 32-36 degree Celsius
Announced on August 22, 2016

Source: http://www.tmd.go.th/7-day_forecast.php (Meteorological Department)