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    Heavy rain, flash flooding forecasted for six of Thailand’s southern provinces

    Heavy rain to very heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to hit six of Thailand’s southern provinces from today until Sunday. According to Thai PBS World, the Meteorological Department says that the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat are expected to see heavy rain over the next three days. Three other southern provinces of Songkhla, Phatthalung, and Nakhon…

  • Transport

    Change in plane direction surprises Bangkok residents

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… it’s… oh, wait, it *is* a plane. Residents in Bangkok have been complaining about a sudden increase in commercial planes buzzing low over their homes. Now they finally have an explanation for why they are seeing all these low planes – an airport direction change. The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (AEROTHAI), the agency…

  • Weather

    Storms cancel ferry service for Koh Samui, Pha Ngan, and Tao

    While Surat Thani has been gearing up for a huge holiday weekend, the weather has other plans. Scattered storms with extremely high winds have disrupted power as well as ferry schedules, with Surat Thani Governor Wichawut Jinto ordering the cancellation of all ferry services today until at least tomorrow, including to the popular tourist islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha…

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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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    At least 35 dead, 100s injured, 50+ missing in Vietnam typhoon Molave

    ‘Molave’ has been the most powerful typhoon to hit Vietnam in 20 years. As it peters out into a harmless low pressure front making its way westwards in Thailand. Officials say the death toll across Vietnam may rise as some regions have been unable to report details of damage and casualties. This morning the remnants of Molave are sitting directly…

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    Rain with “strong winds” forecast for most of Thailand

    Rain with strong winds are forecast for most of Thailand with “severe conditions” possible. As if we need to tell you. The Thailand Meteorological Department warns “those in risky areas to be aware of such conditions and advises ships to proceed with caution”. “Strong winds will blow over the Andaman Sea and upper Gulf with possible waves of 2-3 metres…

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    Thailand News Today | Rumours of amnesty extension, 22 new Covid cases | September 28

    Daily TV news and updates from around Thailand on The Thaiger and on Youtube at Thaiger TV. 22 new cases of Covid-19 detected in Thailand Out of nowhere, the Thai government’s CCSA has reported 22 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours this morning, raising the country’s total of infections to 3,545. 22 cases is the largest number…

  • Weather

    Showers expected today just about everywhere around Thailand

    More rain on the way through the forecast period, especially in the North, Northeast and the East. The TMD is reporting that a monsoonal trough “lies across the upper North and the upper Northeast to the low-pressure cell over the South China Sea, while the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is intensifying”. “People should…

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    Hot in the north, wet in the south, cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

    Hot conditions, along with thunderstorms and gusty winds, are the feature of weather in the north east and eastern regions over the next few days. There will also be some additional wet weather for southern provinces on the west coast, due to the extensive storm system, which has now been named Cyclone Amphan, in the north part of the Bay…

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    Unsettled weather across Thailand

    Today’s forecast from the Thailand Meteorological Department says that “a cell covers the lower North and the upper Central creating hot weather conditions in upper Thailand”. “A high pressure system covers Laos, Vietnam and the South China Sea, bringing the southerly and southeasterly winds to the upper country. Isolated thundershowers are likely in the areas with gusty winds in the…

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    High winds, strong waves harm southern fishing businesses

    PHOTO: Sumeth Panpetch Fishermen in the Ranot district of Songkhla province in southern Thailand, are struggling to make a living as strong winds and waves of three to five metres in height continue to batter the southern Gulf coast. The Nation reports that dangerous conditions in the Gulf of Thailand have been preventing local fishermen from going to sea for…

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    Tropical storm, strong winds, headed for Vietnam and Thailand

    PHOTO: Last week’s tropical storm ‘Matmo’ moving in from the South China Sea – Al Jazeera Thailand’s Meteorological Department has confirmed that a tropical depression over the South China Sea is slowly heading towards Vietnam and expected to hit this weekend. (Five day forecasts for Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai below) The low pressure system has developed into a Category 2…

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    ‘Matmo’ will bring floods to upper and central Thailand

    Thundershowers will bring rain to northern, lower-central and eastern Thailand, including the capital and its suburbs over the next few days, according to the Meteorological Department. The south will also see isolated heavy rains. The department is warning that a category 2 depression over the South China Sea has become a tropical storm, named Matmo (below). At 4am on October…

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    Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain

    The Thailand Meteorological Department issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the weekend. The heavy monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand and south of the country is being blamed for the rough weather, with the TMD predicting flash flooding in many areas. (Phuket, Hat Yai and Hua Hin’s forecast below) “Waves are…

  • North East

    Podul bringing rain and strong winds to the north and northeast of Thailand

    Tropical storm Podul is weaken as it crosses into the north of Isaan and the north of Thailand today. The storm centre is currently north of Khon Kaen, heading westward. Podul crossed through Vietnam last night where it started to weaken. The low pressure system is now bringing rain and strong winds to parts of Thailand’s northeast and will affect…

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    Tropical storm Podul heads for Thailand

    PHOTO: khaosodenglish.com Provinces across Thailand have been put on high alert as tropical storm Podul heads this way. The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning that Podul is a category 3 storm likely to bring torrential rain and very strong winds to many parts of the country. The storm is currently moving west through Hainan to the Gulf of…

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    Phuket disaster chief says latest precautionary weather warning is “just regular”

    PHOTO: Holidayguru.ie A wind and rain storm swept through Phuket around 3.00am this morning, bringing minor damage, causing branches to fall across roads, and waking up residents around the island. Meanwhile, the national Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) office, along with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a warning of, “a high possibility of flash floods due…

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    Stormy weather for the Thai north and northeast later this week

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued warnings about possible impacts from a tropical storm expected to reach Vietnam tomorrow and Friday, August 1 and 2. The area of low pressure which formed west of the Philippines reaches southeast China from today. Should this system strengthen into a tropical storm, it will be given the name ‘Wipha’. The TMD reports that the…

  • Chiang Mai

    Storms and strong winds hit Chiang Mai

    A major road in Chiang Mai province has been blocked by fallen trees and power poles following strong winds and heavy rains today. Trees and power poles on the Chiang Mai-Fang road in Mae Taeng district were brought down at about 10am, officials said. Phairin Limcharoen, chief of the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, coordinated with the Provincial Electricity…