Pabuk shuts down Surat Thani airport
Surat Thani airport will be closed to all flights until noon Saturday due to tropical storm Pabuk.
Airport director Kamhaeng Saiwiphu announced on Friday that the airport will be closed from 4pm Friday until noon on Saturday.
Passengers can call 077-441230 for more information.
Nakhon Si Thammarat airport was earlier ordered to close on Friday until noon on Saturday.
Airports of Thailand has instructed Surat Thani, Chumphon, Ranong, Trang and Narathiwat airports to closely monitor the storm and prepare measures to deal with its impact.
Pabuk, the first tropical storm in decades to strike during the peak holiday season, is expected to make landfall on Friday evening.