Thai provinces brace for a deluge of heavy rain

Rain, isolated heavy rain expected across the country this week

Abundance of rain is forecast for the upper part of the country this week, with isolated heavy rain predicted for the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and west coast of the South, according to this morning’s weather forecast from the Meteorological Department.

It is a result of a monsoon trough lying across Myanmar, the upper North of Thailand and Laos, and the active low pressure over Tonkin Bay.

At the same time, the strong southwest monsoon is prevailing over the Andaman Sea and The Gulf of Thailand.

People are warned of possible flash floods and severe weather conditions. Residents along the eastern and western coastlines of the South should stay alert for inshore surges.

Waves are likely to be 2-3 metres high in the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand.

All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats are advised to stay ashore. – ThaiPBS

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