Thai Meteorological Department Warns of Heavy Rains and Flash Floods

Thailand –

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has warned of heavy rain in 40 provinces especially in central Thailand including Bangkok.

A central monsoon currently lies across the lower north, central Thailand, and the lower northeast while low pressure covers the central part of Thailand.

Meanwhile, a southwest monsoon covers the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. This has caused isolated heavy rains and very heavy rains are possible in the central parts of this area.

People should beware of flash floods especially along foothills near waterways and basin areas.

Transportation must be taken with more caution in storm areas when passing large trees and billboards due to strong winds. Waves in the Andaman Sea are up to two meters currently and more than two meters high in thunderstorm areas. Boats should proceed with caution and should keep away from thunderstorm areas.

Meanwhile, the Typhoon ‘Koinu’ in the Pacific Ocean is moving past the southeast of China from the 6th – October 8th, 2023. Luckily, the storm has no direct effect on Thailand’s weather.

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.