Thailand’s Meteorological Department has announced this morning, October 7, that the chance of heavy to very heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression over the middle South China Sea is likely to occur over the country from October 7th to the 9th.
The tropical depression is reportedly moving ashore in southern Vietnam on October 7 before moving west to the upper Gulf of Thailand, causing heavy rain over the lower Northeast, the East, the Central, and the South of Thailand today.
A monsoon from the Southwest across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is also forecast to bring more rain and strong winds in the Southern regions.
Areas to be affected are as follows:
Northeast: Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani
Central: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and Bangkok and its vicinity.
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Northeast: Mukdahan, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Chareon, Yasothon, and Roi Et.
Central: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Saraburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and Bangkok and its vicinity.
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun
Central: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Suphan Buri, Uthai Thani, and Chai Nat.
South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, and Phangnga.
Waves will also be stronger and as high as 2-4 meters in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. All ships should proceed with caution and are advised to keep ashore until October 10.