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Urgent nation-wide warning to brace for heavy rains from storm Kajiki

Sep 04. 2019
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By The Nation

The Meteorological Department on Wednesday issued an urgent warning for residents of many provinces to brace themselves for heavy rains to be unleashed by the influence of category 2 tropical storm Kajiki.

In the warning issued at 5am, the department said the storm over the South China Sea was centred at latitude 17.5 degrees north, longitude 109.3 degrees east. With its maximum sustained wind of 55 km/hr, the storm was slowly moving in a north to northeasterly direction. Isolated heavy rains are forecast, especially for the Northeast and the East.

The department said heavy rains could lead to flash flooding and water runoff and travellers should monitor weather updates.

Affected areas are as following:

North: Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Tak

Northeast: Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Amnat Charoen, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri and Saraburi.

East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket.

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