Heavy rain warning as monsoon soaks Phuket, Andaman coast

PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a “heavy” to “very heavy” rain warning for all regions of Thailand, including Phuket, for the next five days.

Thunderstorms and monsoonal winds are expected to intensify over Phuket and the Andaman Sea.

The Andaman region will most likely see waves reaching two meters in height, but areas where thunderstorms are occurring waves may exceed two meters in height, with southwesterly winds ranging between 20-40kmh, the warning said.

The TMD also reported that tropical Storm “Sanba”, which was centered east of Philippines with sustained wind reaching 85 kilometers per hour, is expected to move towards Taiwan.

Phuket News

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