Phuket’s Patong beach temporarily closed due to poor weather
PHOTO: Thai Meteorological Department
The lingering remnants of tropical storm Podul passing through the north of Thailand, and currently making itself felt in Phuket, has lead Patong Chief Lifeguard Somprasong Sangchart to declare Patong beach closed for the day, with red flags posted the length of the beach.
Mr Somprasong urges beach-goers to heed the warnings and stay out of the water.
“We have been keeping a close on the weather in recent days, but today the weather is just too much. We set red flags all along the beach and I have ordered lifeguards to keep eye on the beach to tell tourists to stay away from the water.”
“When the weather improves, we will look at setting up ‘safe zones’ marked with yellow-red flags so that tourists know where they can enter the water. But until then, please stay out of the water.”
It’s understood that similar measures will be put in place at other beaches along the west coast until the current weather front passes.
Read the latest about storm Podul HERE.
SOURCES: ThaiVisa and The Phuket News
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