More rain forecast in North, Northeast due to impact of Kai-Tak

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BANGKOK, Aug 17 – More rain has been forecast for the north and northeastern regions of Thailand due to the impact of typhoon Kai-Tak which approached China’s Hainan on Friday morning, according to the Meteorological Department.

The department said in its fourth warning advisory, issued Friday morning that as of 4am typhoon Kai-Tak, was 200km east of Hainan with sustained winds about 120km per hour, and was moving west-northwest at a speed of 25km per hour.

The storm is expected to make landfall over Hainan this morning, increasingly affecting rainfall countrywide with isolated heavy to very heavy rain especially over the North and the Northeast from today through Sunday.

Strong wind and high waves are likely in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. All ships are advised to proceed with caution during the next day or two.