Meteorology Department confirms heavy rain warning as Podul reaches Laos
The Meteorological Department Friday reiterated its warning of heavy rains in many parts of Thailand as tropical storm “Podul” reaches Laos.
In its urgent warning issued at 7am Friday, the department said the category 3 tropical storm made landfall over Dong Hoi, Vietnam, at 12.30am and moved to Laos.
At 4am, the storm was centered over Khammouan, Laos or at latitude 17.2 degrees north, longitude 105.3 degrees east with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/hr.
Travelling at a speed of about 30 km/hr, it is expected to move to upper Northeast at Nakhon Phanom Friday and its influence will cause heavy rains and strong winds in many parts of Thailand. The department warned people to brace for heavy rains and possible flash floods.
Affected areas are as follows:
Friday, heavy to very heavy rains:
North: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phichit and Phetchabun.
Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.
Central: Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong and Bangkok and vicinity.
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
Saturday and Sunday, heavy rain:
North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet.
Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Chai Nat.
East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket.