Wild monsoon weather interrupts Phuket power supply

PHUKET: The torrential rain and Force 7 winds gusting over 50kmh overnight and throughout this afternoon are causing power disruptions to many parts of Phuket, including the resort town of Patong.

“We have been experiencing problems with power supply cables from Thalang to Patong since early this morning,” Somchai Krueapat of the Provincial Electricity Authority confirmed.

Power supply to areas in parts of Thalang, Kathu and Muang Districts, including Koh Kaew subdistrict, have been interrupted every few hours.

“Sometimes the heavy rain and the strong wind blows down branches or fells small trees that land on power lines. When that happens the power might go off for just a few seconds, or we may need to send a team out to fix the problem,” said Mr Somchai.

The power cables affected feed supply to areas in Samkong, Phuket Town, Patong, Kalim, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Chalong and Thalang.

“At the moment our officers are working on it. We expect a return to normal service soon,” Mr Somchai added.

— Orawin Narabal

Phuket News

Thaiger Talk

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply