Most of Thailand to be hit by heavy rainfall today and tomorrow

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Get your umbrellas out, you’re going to need them in most parts of the country today and tomorrow. The Thai Meteorological Department has forecast “very heavy rain” for the north, central Thailand, and the east coast of the southern region. A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is the reason for the wet conditions, according to the TMD, with a strong low-pressure cell in the middle intensifying and wind speeds at the centre around 30 kilometres an hour.

The cyclone is moving north-west at a speed of around 15 kilometres an hour and the department says it’s expected to make landfall in Myanmar today or tomorrow. This will lead to stronger southerly and south-easterly winds across the north, centre, east, and south of Thailand, bringing more wet conditions, with isolated heavy rain in the north and central parts, as well as along the eastern coast in the south of the country.

Fishing boats in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand are advised to proceed with caution and avoid stormy areas. Rough seas are expected, with waves up to 2 metres in height. The TMD has advised all small boats in the Andaman region to remain ashore today and tomorrow.

SOURCE: Thai Meteorological Department

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