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Storms over Andaman Seas force closure of Similan Islands

Oct 15. 2020
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By The Nation

Similan Islands will be temporarily closed as storms are causing high waves and unpredictable weather, the Similan Islands National Park announced on Thursday.

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.

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