Flash flood warning for several areas

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BANGKOK, 3 June 2012  – The Meteorological Department has issued a nationwide flashflood warning saying many areas of the kingdom will see widespread rain, with heavy precipitation in certain parts.

With a monsoon trough still present over the upper areas of the North and the Northeast, in combination with the southwest monsoons covering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, rain is predicted for most of the country.

Citizens in risk-prone areas, such as those near waterways, are asked to be cautious. Flash flood warnings have been issued for the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, and Phang-nga. These provinces are also put on alert for forest runoff.

Winds in the Andaman Sea and the upper portion of the Gulf of Thailand are still strong, and people venturing out in boats are asked to exercise caution.