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Southern provinces face heavy rains from Cyclone Amphan

Jack Burton

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The Thai Meteorological Department said in its bulletin today that Thailand’s 6 southern provinces on the west coast, are expected to experience heavy rains, from tomorrow until Wednesday, due to the influence of developing Cyclone Amphan. While the storm won’t make landfall in Thailand, it is currently battering India as it barrels northward through the Bay of Bengal.

“The cyclone is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm by the morning of May 18. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards initially today and then re-curve north-northeastwards.”

The TMD said says the depression, which is currently located in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, is developing into a cyclone as it moves steadily toward the upper part of the bay. This “will bring heavy rains to Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Satun and Trang provinces from today until May 20.”

The department also warned fishermen and other sailors to navigate the Andaman Sea with extra caution and to avoid thunderstorms which will cause rough seas.

Southern provinces face heavy rains from Cyclone Amphan | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai PBS World | The Indian Express

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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