Heavy rain warning for Phuket, Andaman

PHUKET: A strengthening of monsoonal conditions over the Andaman Sea has prompted the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a weather warning for all six Andaman coast provinces: Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

The warning, issued at 6am today, reads:

“A rather strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Southern Thailand west coast and the Andaman Sea. Abundant rain, and heavy to very heavy rain in some areas, expected over much of the windward side, with wind gusts. Flash flooding may occur in some areas. People should be cautious.”

The wind-driven waves will become stronger, reaching two to three meters mainly in the Andaman Sea, especially in rain areas. All ships should proceed with caution.

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A total of 89.4mm of rainfall was recorded at the TMD monitoring station in Phuket Town yesterday, with 74.1mm at Phuket Airport.

Ranong has the heaviest year-to-date rainfall in the 125-station TMD monitoring network, with 2,477mm recorded through yesterday.

— Stephen Fein

Phuket News
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