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South warned of flash floods, water runoffs


Thundershowers and some heavy rain will continue in the South and the East, the Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Sunday.

The department urged people in risky areas of the South to beware of the severe weather conditions that may cause flash floods and water runoffs. 
Meanwhile a weak monsoon trough across the North and the upper Northeast regions would reduce rainfall in the areas. The southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the South while the southeasterly wind prevails across the Gulf of Thailand, the South and the East. The category 5 (typhoon) “Haishen” covers the western North Pacific. It is expected to move to the south of Japan and the Korean peninsula on Sunday-Monday. The storm would have no effect on Thailand, the department said.
The forecast for different parts of the country:
North: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers, mostly in Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak and Mae Hong Son provinces; minimum temperature 23-27 degrees Celsius, maximum 33-36°C; southwesterly winds 10-20kph.
Northeast: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers, mostly in Loei, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram and Surin provinces; minimum temperature 24-26°C, maximum 33-36°C, southwesterly winds 10-20kph.
Central: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers, mostly in Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Lop Buri and Sara Buri provinces; minimum temperature 23-27°C, maximum 35-36°C, southwesterly winds 10-20kph.
East: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces; minimum temperature 25-27°C, maximum 32-35°C; southwesterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres high during thundershowers.
South (east coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum 33-37°C; southwesterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and 1-2 metres during thundershowers.
South (west coast): Cloudy with scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces; minimum temperature 23-26°C, maximum 32-34°C; southwesterly winds 15-30kph; waves about a metre high and about two metres during thundershowers.
Seven-day forecast:
From September 5-11, the monsoon trough will shift up to lie across the North, the upper Northeast and upper Vietnam while the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf will be stronger. Thundershowers are likely over Thailand throughout the period with isolated heavy rain. The category 5, (Typhoon) “Haishen” over the Pacific is expected to move to the south of Japan and the Korean peninsula on Sunday-Monday. The storm will not affect Thailand, the department said.

Published : September 06, 2020

By : The Nation