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MET issued flood warning for Phuket

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PHUKET: Due to prevailing strong monsoonal conditions, the Meteorological Department (MET) has issued a flood warning to residents in risk areas of Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Ranong.

Issued by the MET Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast) at Phuket International Airport at 11am today, the warning states that residents in risk areas should be prepared for flooding and flash-flooding.

It is the third warning issued by the center this year.

The 24-hour forecast for Phuket for the period starting at noon today calls for widespread thundershowers covering more than 80% of the province and isolated heavy rain.

Winds will be southwesterly at 20 to 35kmh, with wave heights of about 2 meters or higher in areas of storm activity.

— Stephen Michael Fein

 

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