Heavy rain expected this weekend across Thailand

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Heavy to very heavy rain is expected for all of Thailand from Sept 18-20, according to the Thai Meteorological Department report on Wednesday.

At 1am, a category 2 tropical depression over the middle of the South China Sea strengthened to become category 3 tropical storm Noul.

The storm was moving in a west-northwest direction at a speed of 15 kilometres per hour, with sustained winds of 65kph and was expected to make landfall over middle Vietnam.

The storm was expected to be over Northeast Thailand from Sept 18-20.

Torential rain with strong winds is expected to first hit the Northeast, then the North, the Central, the East and the South.
Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast.

Areas to be affected are as follows:

Sept 18
• Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Chareon, Yasothon and Roi Et;

• East: Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat; and

• South: Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

Sept 19
• North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai and Tak;

• Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Chareon, Yasothon and Roi Et;

• Central: Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Chainat and Nakhon Sawan;

• East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat; and

• South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

Sept 20
• North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet;

• Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphanburi and Chainat;

• East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat; and
• South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi.

Wind waves will be at 2-3 metres in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea.

Small to medium-sized boats and vessels are advised to remain ashore during this period.

By: Online Reporters
Source: Bangkok Post

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