By The Nation
The Meteorological Department has warned that the southwest monsoon is over the Andaman Sea and will bring continuous rain to the South.
The stormy weather will also cause waves to rise as high as 3 metres, while fishermen have been advised to stay on land.
Phang Nga tourism representatives agree that the Similan Islands should be closed as of Thursday until the weather returns to normal.
The small Similan archipelago comprises nine islands, while Koh Bon is often given the honorary status of 10.