Floods invade farmland in Sakon Nakhon, more rainfall expected in the North and Northeast


SAKON NAKHON, 3 Aug 2015, Continuous rainfall in Sakon Nakhon has caused flooding in several rice farms in the province. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the northern and northeastern regions.

Officials in Sakon Nakhon reported about 8,000 rai of farmland is facing floods, especially those located near the local Huay Tung and Yam river basins which are flood prone areas.

The local weather agency expects a monsoon trough will move through Myanmar to low pressure areas in Laos and the northern part of Vietnam. It also says the southwestern monsoon will cover the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

These could result in heavy thundershowers in Thailand especially in the North and Northeast. Residents living in the Provinces of Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Tak, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom are warned of flash floods.