Thailand to Face Heavy Rain This Week


BANGKOK (NNT) – Government agencies have issued warnings about the anticipated heavy rainfall and rising water levels throughout the first week of October. The Meteorological Department has specifically highlighted regions in the North, Northeast, and the South as areas that will experience heavy rains.

From Tuesday until Saturday, heavy downpours are expected in the lower Northeast, the lower Central Plain, the East, and the South. As a result, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has cautioned residents living near waterways in 11 provinces within the Chao Phraya river basin to be vigilant, as water levels could start to rise as early as Monday.

The warning extends to residents of Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri, and Uthai Thani. In some low-lying areas of Ang Thong and Ayutthaya, water levels may rise by 1.00-1.50 meters.

The department has attributed these conditions to the influx of water flowing from the North, with heavy rainfall expected in the Northeast, the Central Plain, and the South throughout the week.

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.