Almost every region of Thailand is seeing heavy rain this week, emanating from a monsoon trough across the country. A warning has been posted for 16 provinces over possible flooding due to heavy rain.
The monsoon trough over Thailand’s northern, central, eastern, and northeastern region is developing into a low-pressure system over the South China Sea, together with moderate seasonal monsoonal winds. It is now causing an increase in precipitation in the northern, northeastern, eastern, central, and southern regions, as well as the Greater Bangkok Area.
Torrential rain is expected this week in Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi, Saraburi, Singburi, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. Villagers in these 16 provinces are warned of potential harm from heavy rains and possible flash floods.
Less rain is expected during 11-17 September as the monsoonal trough is forecast to move in a northerly direction, prevailing over the northern and lower-northeastern regions instead.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Conson is now moving in a northwesterly direction, and is expected to enter the South China Sea on Friday.
The storm is expected to move over China’s Hainan Island into the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam’s coast.
At the same time, Typhoon Chanthu formed in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines is now heading towards Taiwan.
The Meteorological Department says these two storms are not having any effect on Thailand at the moment, while urging the public to keep themselves updated with the department’s latest announcements and warnings. (NNT)