By The Pratch Rujivanarom
Tropical storm Pabuk has now officially made landfall in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Pak Phanang District, the Meteorological Department announced.
In its 18th warning on Friday, the department said that as of noon, the eye of the storm was at latitude 8.2 degrees North and longitude 100.2 degrees East. The current maximum speed of the storm was 75 kilometres per hour, though the storm is expected to downgrade to a tropical depression and should hit Surat Thani soon.
The Meteorological Department cautioned that the South will face widespread, torrential downpours as a result of the storm.