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  • Thailand News

    Bangkok weather: Heavy rain, strong winds and flood expected

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued another severe weather warning today, cautioning against flash floods and forest runoffs due to heavy rains, particularly in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, where there is a 70% chance of thunderstorms. The TMD forecast for the next 24 hours predicts that the upper parts of the country will be affected by the southeastern and southern…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Heavy rain warning for 36 Thai provinces, flash floods and forest runoff predicted

    The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) today issued a heavy rain warning for 36 provinces, including Bangkok, cautioning against potential flash floods and forest runoff. The advisory follows the weakening of a high-pressure system that has dominated Northern Thailand and the South China Sea. The eastern monsoon winds are now covering the lower northeastern region, the eastern region, and the Gulf…

  • Thailand News

    Flash flood destroys bridge in Phayao, disrupting districts and leaving locals missing

    Last night’s severe rainfall in Phayao province resulted in a flash flood that destroyed a bridge, disrupting connectivity between the districts of Chiang Muan and Dok Khamtai. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of the morning, swept away two vehicles and left several individuals missing. Authorities are currently mobilising efforts to locate the missing persons from the Nong…

  • Thailand News

    Thai express train derails in Phrae due to flooding

    Water runoffs between Phrae‘s Kaeng Luang and Ban Pin stations triggered the derailment of Special Express Train 13 early this morning. The train, which was travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, came off the tracks at 5.48am as a result of the runoff. The locomotive, a baggage car, and a sleeper car were the three carriages that succumbed to the…

  • Thailand News

    Flash flood rescue heroes: Kalasin’s disaster team saves tree-clinging locals in N.E. Thailand

    Kalasin’s Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office swiftly came to the aid of locals trapped by flash floods, stuck to trees for up to 14 hours in northeastern Thailand. The local government, led by Thanaset Chaisongkramthanatat, the Mayor of Kuchinarai, called on officials to stay alert and assist affected citizens. Ongoing rainfall has already resulted in flash floods across four…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    ONWR notifies Mekong neighbours of potential flash flooding

    As Thailand braces for severe weather and potential flash floods, the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has issued an urgent communication to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and neighbouring nations in the Lower Mekong River Basin, including China. The ONWR urges careful management of water level discharges in the region to prevent damaging floods. Yesterday, Surasri Kidtimonton, the…

  • Thailand News

    Pouring woes: Heavy rainfall unleashes havoc, claiming one life with landslides and flash floods in northern Thailand

    Continuous heavy rainfall has triggered devastating landslides and flash floods, resulting in one death in the Sop Moei district, located in the province of Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand. According to the district chief, Pongphipat Mebenjamat, today’s report confirms that 12 residential structures have suffered severe damage, and tragically, one resident has lost their life. The heart of Sop Moei,…

  • Pattaya News

    Torrential rain in Rayong causing unavoidable flash floods

    In Rayong province, located in Eastern Thailand, the tranquillity was shattered as several hours of torrential rain created havoc, resulting in several homes in the area being flooded. The intense deluge led to an onslaught of water on Road 3191 located in the Nikhom Patthana District. The event, reported as a flash flood, occurred in the wee hours of the morning…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Heavy rain continues with flash flood warnings, residents urged to stay cautious

    The Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning regarding continuous rainfall and possible flash floods, urging residents to stay cautious. The monsoon winds have caused heavy rainfall in various regions, with the eastern and western coastal areas facing a greater risk of flash floods and forest runoff. The report states that the monsoon troughs passing through the low-pressure area near Myanmar’s coastline,…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Full moon storms to hit southern Thailand this weekend

    Full moon storms are to hit southern Thailand this weekend, with the first full moon of the year early on Saturday morning. People living in southern provinces, including Koh Pha Ngan, should keep off the beaches and stay home, preparing for heavy weather, including flash floods in the mountains, until Monday. The Meteorological Department advised sailors to exercise extreme caution…

  • Thailand News

    7 killed and 2 injured in floods in southern Thailand

    Seven people died and two more are injured as a result of floods in the southern provinces of Thailand. The water level has gradually decreased today. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported today that heavy rain and strong winds from December 18 to 21 caused flash floods and landslides in nine provinces including Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat,…

  • Thailand News

    Prayut plans to contact citizens hit by power cuts via radio

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha suggests officials warn locals about flash floods via radio as Thailand did 11 years ago in flooding in 2011. The 68 year old wants to use the radio to update citizens on the news should they lose their electricity. The prime minister joined a meeting via zoom yesterday to discuss how to manage the flooding situation and…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flash flood warning due to heavy rains in 38 provinces

    Heavy rains have been battering various parts of Thailand and are expected to continue into August. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced today that 38 provinces in the kingdom are under flash flood warnings all this week. The flash flood warnings from heavy rains are in effect in the North, Northeast, Central, East, and South regions of the…

  • Central Thailand News

    Flash flood causes chaos near Bangkok

    Destructive flash floods hit Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok last night causing chaos and thousands of baht worth of damage throughout the community. Shocked locals said that water levels hit 50 centimetres, the highest in 30 years. The floods hit communities by the Chao Phraya River, and the Gulf of Thailand, in the central province of Samu Prakarn at about…

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    Asia News Today | Japan looks for oil alternatives, floods in Malaysia

    Japan’s imports of Russian crude would not be able to be replaced immediately, as discussions continue globally about the possibility of cutting Moscow’s oil from overseas markets. Russia is Japan’s fifth-biggest supplier of crude oil and liquefied natural gas, but Japan is now actively looking for alternatives as the sanctions bite and the pressure is on countries to cut economic…

  • World News

    Much of Australian state under water as 200,000 people ordered to flee flood

    A devastating storm that started last week has killed 13 people so far in the Australian state of New South Wales. Emergency services have ordered 200,000 people to flee, warning of dangerous wind and rain across 400 kilometres of the coast. A meteorologist predicts there will be 50-150 milimetres of rain in and around Sydney, which he warned will cause…

  • Thailand News

    Heavy rain, potential flooding in the forecast for Southern Thailand

    Eight provinces in Southern Thailand — Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat — have been warned by the Meteorological Department today to prepare for potentially flooding and runoff as heavy rain and strong winds continued in the Gulf of Thailand. The warning will be in effect until Tuesday, according to the weather services, adding…

  • Thailand News

    Crocodiles escape from farm in Trat

    Yesterday, dozens of crocodiles managed to escape from their enclosures in a crocodile farm. Due to heavy rains, the crocodiles were able to swim through a flooded “ditch area” that was conveniently located near the farm. The flash flood and subsequent crocodile escape happened in the eastern province of Trat, which is next to the Cambodian border. The farm owner, Pirom Kannak…

  • Thailand News

    Woman driving to market slides into canal, drowns in flash flood

    A 60 year old woman in the Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima drowned after her motorcycle was swept into a canal during a flash flood and the woman was carried away by a strong current. Her body was found about 1 kilometre away from the village in the Wang Nam Khieo district. The woman, later identified as Kanchanee Kanpraser, was driving her…

  • South Thailand News

    Thousands of people evacuated due to flood in deep south Thailand

    Thousands of residents in Songkhla, Yala and Narathiwat, in lower south of Thailand, evacuated their homes due to flash flooding from nearly a week of continuous heavy rain. Local authorities say a total of 18,024 households across 19 districts in the 3 provinces were affected. In Yala, the continuous heavy rain throughout the week caused the Sai Buri River to…

  • Thailand News

    5 people killed in Nakhon Si Thammarat flash flooding

    5 people died from the flash floods in Nakhon Si Thammarat after several days of heavy rain, according to Governor Kraisorn Wisitwong. Disaster mitigation officers have rescued locals from several districts who had to evacuate their homes due to the extensive flooding. The 5 deaths were in the districts Noppitam, Phra Phrom, Chalerm Phra Kiat and Chawang. Thousands of households…

  • Thailand News

    Nakhon Si Thammarat hit by floods, more rain expected in the South

    Flooding in the southern province Nakhon Si Thammarat has affected thousands of residents with some evacuating their homes due to the rising water level. Heavy to very heavy rain is expected to continue in the South and the Thai Meteorological Department is warning residents in the lower southern provinces to beware of severe conditions that may cause flash floods and…

  • Krabi News

    Flash floods in Krabi damages a restaurant in Ao Nang – VIDEO

    A flash flood yesterday has damaged a restaurant in Ao Nang. 50 year old Pohntip Aengchuan, the owner of the restaurant, says “the incident happened at about 4pm at my restaurant after heavy rain continued for more than one hour. The flash floodwaters were coming from the opposite side of the road and flooded her restaurant as well.” “Staff members…