High waves pound beach roads in Nakhon Si Thammarat


NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Jan 1 — High waves caused by the strong northeast monsoon are pounding shoreline roads in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Pak Phanang and Hua Sai districts.

Some sections of concrete wall on the beachside road were broken away by the waves, some as high as electrical power posts, leading the authorities to cut electricity for public safety.

Residents at Ban Laem Talumphuk in Pak Phanang were affected by strong wind and high waves, and their fishing vessels were moved onto higher ground.

Some coconut plantation areas outside the dyke were eroded by the waves and numbers of coconut tress were felled over an area of 10 rai (4 acres).

The Southern Meteorological Centre (East Coast) in Songkhla earlier today said that a strong northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf of Thailand and the southern portion of the country bringing heavy rain in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.