BANGKOK, Sept 30 - Typhoon Wutip made landfall in Vietnam today, bringing rain to northeast and northern Thailand, and a  70 per cent likelihood of rain forecast in Bangkok, according to the Meteorological Department.

The Department issued an advisory early this morning that typhoon Wutip arrived over Hue, in central Vietnam, early today and would then quickly decline before reaching Nakhon Phanom.

The storm is expected to bring more rain, isolated heavy rain and gusts over Thailand's east, upper northeast and eastern north.

Thirteen provinces including Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphu, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun are expected to be affected by heavy downpours.

The department said the stronger southwest monsoon would cause the strong wind and high waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. All ships should proceed with caution.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was scheduled to inspect the flood situation and to visit flood victims in Si Sa Khet and Ubon Ratchathani today.

BANGKOK, Sept 30 – Mobile medical units and volunteers in flooded provinces nationwide were instructed to work to their maximum capacity in providing physical and mental health checks for the public, according to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong.

PHITSANULOK, Sept 29 - Eight districts of this northern province have been declared disaster zones due to severe floods.

The eight districts are Nakhon Thai, Chat Trakan, Wang Thong, Noen Maprang, Bang Krathum, Bang Rakam, Wat Bot, and the provincial seat. This status will help local authorities receive emergency funds to assist and alleviate flood victims.  

BANGKOK, Sept 28 – Several parts of Thailand, particularly the eastern region, have been severely submerged by floods as train services were disrupted and disgruntled citizens protested against the closure of sluice gates.

BANGKOK, Sept 28 – The eastern side of Bangkok is at risk of flooding, as large volumes of waters from northern dams have been released, according to Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra.

NARATHIWAT, Sept 27 - An explosive ordnance disposal team was ambushed in Ruso district of this southern province Friday, while four police officers died in a crash en route to provide backup to their colleagues.

AYUTTHAYA, Sept 27 - Thailand's floods have continued to affect local residents and animals in several provinces.

BANGKOK, Sept 27 – A former American Navy seaman, arrested in the southern province of Phuket on drug trafficking and other charges, will be handed over to US Drug Enforcement Administration officials

Friday, 27 September 2013 17:04

Thai exports expand 3.9% in August

The value of Thailand’s exports in August rose to US$20.467 billion year on year to 3.92 per cent, a senior Commerce Ministry official said today.

Friday, 27 September 2013 17:00

English proficiency tops Thai student agenda

BANGKOK, Sept 27 – Thailand's Education Ministry is set to overhaul English language teaching given a setback in the skills among Thai instructors and students.

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