Continuous heavy rain warning in eastern and southern Thailand


BANGKOK, 11th August 2019 – With continuous rainfall in many areas of Thailand, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning for people to prepare for possible flash floods and forest runoff.

The Meteorological Department reported that the southern and eastern provinces, particularly Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Trang, Satun, Chanthaburi and Trat, are experiencing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves at sea. Members of the public have been warned to be vigilant for possible flash floods and forest runoff triggered by continuous heavy rain.

Waves of up to four meters are expected in the upper Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Waves could be higher than four meters in storm areas. Fishermen should be proceed with caution and small boats should remain ashore until the waves subside.

Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has deployed officers to monitor weather conditions closely and prepare for potential disasters. The department has prepared personnel, equipment and machines to deal with disasters and assist those affected promptly.