Meteorological Department warns of heavy rain during the next 4-5 days


BANGKOK, 14 September 2012  – The weather bureau has warned the whole country to brace for more heavy rain during the next 4-5 days.

The Meteorological Department on Thursday night issued its 7th announcement, suggesting that the monsoon trough over the country’s northern and northeastern regions are getting stronger due to the active high pressure area in the southern region of China.

The announcement stated that the monsoon trough is expected to move downward to cover the central plain and the eastern seaboard during September 14th and 15th.

Such development, coupled with the strong southwest monsoon in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, prompted the Meteorological Department to warn the country, except the east coast of the South, to brace for more wet weather.

It also forecast that waves in both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand can be as high as 2 meters during this period.

In addition, the announcement stated that typhoon Sanba, which has been hovering over the east of the Philippines, with wind speed of 195 kilometers per hour at the center, will likely move toward Japan’s Okinawa during September 15th and 16th while posing no impact on Thailand.