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Weather warnings for 37 provinces

Tanutam Thawan

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The 2018 wet season has been taken literally by Mother Nature in many parts of Thailand. Heavy rain is affecting many provinces of the country. The Thai Meteorological Department is warning of outbreaks of rain and isolated heavy downpours to hit the North, Northeast, Central, East and South regions today – that’s just about everywhere!

The TMD says the poor weather conditions are being brought about by a monsoonal trough lying across the upper north and the upper north-east, an active low pressure over the South China Sea and the strong southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand.

Translated, that means – RAIN.

The TMD warnings continue… “people in all regions are advised to brace for possible flash floods, overflows and landslides.”

Provinces likely to be affected include:

The North: Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Tak, Uttaradit and Phetchabun

The Northeast: Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani

The Central: Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Saraburi

The East: Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat; and

The South: Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

“Waves will be 2-3 metres high in the Andaman Sea, 2 metres high in the upper Gulf of Thailand and 3 metres high in areas with thunderstorms. Fishing boats should proceed with caution while small boats should stay ashore.”

People in the western and eastern coasts of the South (either side of the Malay Peninsula) should also beware of inshore surges.

 

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