New tropical storm brings rain to Northeast

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BANGKOK, 24 June 2013 A newly formed tropical storm has been forecast to bring heavy rains to provinces in the Northeast in the coming days. 

The Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storm Bebinca has made landfall in Vietnam, around 110 kilometers away from Hanoi. Its presence in the neighboring nation will generate widespread thunderstorms in the Northeastern region over the next two days, particularly in Udon Thani, Nakhon Panom and Mukdhaharn.

The front is soon set to subside into a low pressure cell.

The weather bureau added that a strong southwesterly monsoon will continue to prevail over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

Strong winds are expected to generate up to 3 meter high waves off the eastern coast. All shippers have been told to proceed with caution and small boats are to be kept ashore.