Tropical Storm Doksuri to Bring Heavy Rainfall


Thailand is bracing for heavy rains and potential flooding as tropical storm Doksuri is expected to make its way over the country between July 29th and August 1st. 

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued warnings urging residents in 46 provinces to prepare for the incoming deluge.

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek, the TMD’s latest advisory indicates that the storm is currently tracking northeastward and is predicted to make landfall in Taiwan on July 26. While Thailand may avoid a direct hit, the storm’s presence would exacerbate existing monsoon conditions, leading to widespread rainfall throughout the weekend.

The TMD has forecasted heavy downpours for July 24 in various regions across Thailand. The areas expected to be most affected include the lower North, Northeast, and Central Plains, including Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, as well as the Eastern and Western areas of the South. Many areas may face the risk of flash floods and runoff, especially in areas with foothill slopes and lowlands.

Authorities are now urging the public to remain vigilant, take necessary precautions to mitigate the potential damage caused by the heavy rainfall and stay updated with the latest TMD weather advisories.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.