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Heavy rain forecast for many parts of Thailand, storm 'Noul' downgraded

Sep 19. 2020
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By THE NATION

The category 3 tropical storm “Noul”, which made landfall in Mukdahan province on Friday afternoon, has been downgraded to a tropical depression in Khon Kaen province, the Thailand Meteorological Department said at 4am on Saturday.

The strong southwest monsoon lies across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf, the department said, forecasting torrential rains with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and the South.

People in the risky areas should beware of the severe rains that may cause flash floods and water runoffs, as well as keep off outdoor places, large trees and unsecured buildings, the department said.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

North: Cloudy with heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds; minimum temperature 24-26 degrees Celsius, maximum 30-33°C .

Northeast: Cloudy with heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds; minimum temperature 22-24°C, maximum 25-29°C.

Central: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 31-33°C.

East: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy to very heavy rain; minimum temperature 22-26°C, maximum 29-32°C; waves 2-4 metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Cloudy with thundershowers in 70 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 30-33°C; waves two metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-24°C, maximum 28-32°C; waves 2-4 metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 25-26°C, maximum 30-32°C.

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