The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning to residents of eastern and southern provinces to brace themselves for heavy rains until Sunday.
In its warning, issued at 5am today, the department said the rains would be unleashed by influences of the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, which is intensifying, and by a low-pressure cell covering upper Vietnam.
East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Satun, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.
Saturday and Sunday
East: Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Ranong, Phang Nga, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon.
The department said the strong winds would generate 2-3 metre waves in the upper Andaman Sea and in the upper Gulf of Thailand. It warned all ships to proceed with caution, and small boats to stay ashore.
Bangkok five day forecast from weather.com
Phuket five day forecast from weather.com