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    Huge waves in the southern Thai sea destroys beach and 200 palm trees

    Thap Sakae Beach and 200 palm trees in the southern province of Prachup Khiri Khan were devastated as huge waves battered its shoreline yesterday morning. According to Thap Sakae sub-district chief Maria Phaopratarn, the waves and wind at Thap Sakae Beach in the southern province of Prachup Khiri Khan were unusually strong yesterday morning and began to subside around 4pm.…

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    More rain forecast for Thailand as storm Kompasu makes landfall in Vietnam

    Parts of Thailand are braced for more wet weather as Tropical Storm Kompasu makes landfall in upper Vietnam. The Thai Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain for the north-east of the country, while several other regions will be affected by the seasonal monsoon conditions. The Bangkok Post reports that Kompasu’s wind speed has recorded a high of 100 kilometres…

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    Weather warning issued as tropical storm Dianmu approaches

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for the North, Northeast, East and Central regions, as it monitors tropical storm Dianmu, which is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression. The TMD says the storm made landfall over the central Vietnamese province of Quang this morning and is about 260 kilometres southeast of Amnat Charoen province, in north-east…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok residents warned of flooding risk as torrential rain forecast this week

    The Meteorological Department has warned of the risk of flooding in Bangkok as a result of torrential rainfall forecast for this week. The capital has been experiencing wet weather for 3 weeks in a row now, meaning the water level in eastern Bangkok canals is already high. Bangkok governor, Aswin Kwanmuang, says water pumps need to be deployed to drain…

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    Torrential rain warning for Thailand as Tropical Storm Conson approaches

    Batten down the hatches, there’s some heavy rainfall coming in the next 24 hours and most of the country will get it. The Thai Meteorological Department says the approach of Tropical Storm Conson means most regions are in for some very wet conditions. Conson is currently moving in a north-westerly direction, across the central Philippines, headed for Vietnam. Over the…

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    More wet weather on the way, heavy showers forecast for the South

    Most parts of the country, including Bangkok, the north-east, the south, and the east, are in for more rain from today. The Thai Meteorological Department says some areas will experience heavy rainfall as a result of the prevailing strong south-westerly monsoon. Areas on the Andaman coast and the Gulf of Thailand can expect heavy showers, while in the north of…

  • Chon Buri

    Homes and temples damaged, 11 boats sunk as major storm hits Chon Buri

    The district of Sattahip, in the eastern province of Chon Buri, is picking up the pieces after a devastating storm struck in the early hours of yesterday morning. According to a Pattaya News report, 11 fishing boats have sunk and at least 20 homes have sustained damage, mainly along the coast. It’s understood most of the fishing boats belong to…

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    Strong surf hits Prachuap Khiri Khan beach

    High waves, peaking at 2 to 4 metres, hit Prachuap Khiri Khan’s coastal beaches, gushing over the breakwater and flooding some spots of the beachside road. Beachfront shops and restaurants have been temporarily closed while all on-water activities are prohibited in the affected areas. Over 100 fishing boats and small boats have moored in the areas around the Khao Ta Mong…

  • South

    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…

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    Fair weather for Thailand’s north east this weekend despite incorrect warnings

    The Thai Meteorological Department has incorrectly forecast the tracking of the tropical storm ‘Vamco’, instead warning Thais to “brace for the impact of Typhoon Vamco over the weekend”, according to Bangkok Post. But the track of the storm is not even forecast to reach the far north of Thailand until late Monday or Tuesday, although there could be some rain…

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    3 people missing after being swept away by flash flooding in Prachinburi

    A Highways Department official and 2 villagers are missing in the eastern province of Prachinburi, after they were swept away by strong currents caused by heavy flooding. Thai PBS World reports that heavy rain resulted in water runoffs from mountains in Khao Yai and Tap Larn national parks, leading to flash floods. 32 provinces were on alert after heavy rains…

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    Isolated heavy showers forecast, but rainfall set to ease overall

    Heavy wet season rainfall is taking its toll on 25 provinces around the country, with flash flooding and landslides affecting over 25,000 homes. 11 provinces are thought to be the worst-affected, as they continue to battle heavy flooding. They are Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima, in the north-east of the country, Sa Kaeo in the east, the central provinces of…

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    Satellite captures flood devastation in Thailand’s lower-north

    The devastation wreaked by heavy floods in Sukhothai and Phitsanulok, provinces in the lower-north of the country, can be seen from space. A report in Nation Thailand says an Italian satellite, Cosmo Skymed-1, has captured photos that show over 125,000 rai of land is submerged as a result of heavy rainfall in the area. PHOTO: Nation Thailand Around 100,000 rai…

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    Cool, foggy mornings predicted for the North

    Thailand’s meteorological department today predicted cool mornings with fog in upper Thailand, with the mercury inching up later in the day. The department says that a weakening high pressure system is covering upper Thailand and the South China Sea, while southeasterly winds are blowing over Central Thailand and the East. Light rains are predicted for the South as weakening easterly…

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    Cooler in the north, more rain for the south

    The north of Thailand is in for some thundershowers from today and for the next two days, as a result of another high-pressure system from China that is currently over the region. The showers will be followed by a further dip in temperatures and strong winds, according to a forecast issued by the Thailand Meteorological Department. Temperatures in the north…

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    Southern Thailand to be worst hit by heavy rain and flooding risk next week

    Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources says 14 provinces are at increased risk from flooding as heavy rains are expected from October 15, with southern parts of the country expected to bear the brunt. The Pattaya Mail reports that local authorities are being instructed to install equipment such as water pumps, flow accelerators and excavators, and to remain on alert…

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    Most of Thailand to see rain over the next two days

    PHOTO: phuket101.net Thailand’s Meteorological Department (TMD) says most of the country is in for stormy showers and overcast weather for the next two days. Only the North-East is expected to escape the wet weather, which is the result of a southwesterly trough, along with southeast winds in the north-east of the country. All other regions can expect thundery rain showers…

  • North East

    Many parts of Ubon Ratchathani remain under water

    PHOTO: AFP Local officials say seven districts in Ubon Ratchathani, north-east Thailand, are still flooded, including the districts of Muang, Warin Chamrap and Sawang Weerawong, where the situation is described as serious. Satellite images show that around 140,000 rai of land along the Moon and Chi rivers is still flooded. The flooding, a culmination of storm Podul and tropical depression…

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    36 Thai provinces to be hit by heavy rain, sharp drop in temperatures

    PHOTO: www.kohsamuisunset.com The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) says that between now and Thursday, 36 Thai provinces can expect to be hit by heavy rains, strong winds, and thundershowers, with a sharp drop in temperatures predicted in some regions. The rough weather is due to a monsoon trough currently sitting over the Central, the East and the lower Northeast, a low…

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    More heavy rain to affect many parts of Thailand

    PHOTO: Kohsamuisunset.com A low-pressure cell over Cambodia has caused a monsoon trough to lie over the lower part of central Thailand, the upper south, and the east of the country since yesterday. The Nation reports that there is also a strong southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea, as well as the south and the upper Gulf of Thailand. Strong waves…

  • North East

    Ubon Ratchathani flooding worst in 17 years

    PHOTO: The Pattaya News Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani, north-east Thailand, has been declared the worst in 17 years, with water levels in the Moon river beating the previous record set in 2002, and an additional 60 water pumps now installed. Thai PBS World reports that widespread flooding has seriously affected many areas, with communities in low-lying areas cut off and…

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    Monsoon rains and storm Podul: 16 deaths and over 100,000 homes affected so far

    PHOTO: Floodlist.com The head of Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) says that a combination of monsoon weather in the south of the country, and tropical storm Podul in upper provinces, has so far caused 16 deaths and left over 102,000 households affected. Chayaphol Thitisak adds that 10 provinces are still flooded, with nearly 1,500 residents evacuated from 15…