Temperatures in upper Thailand have decreased by 1-3 degrees Celsius, but a more drastic drop in mercury is expected this weekend. Meanwhile, rains continue to prevail in the South but the amount of rainfall is expected to lessen from tomorrow onward.
The general weather condition in the Southern Region was forecast to involve heavy rains for one more day (1 Dec). People in areas prone to the effects of heavy rains and floods are urged to take caution against flash floods and forest runoffs. In light of the weather condition, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has issued a warning against runoffs and landslides for 56 villages.
Of the 56 villages that had warnings issued by the DWR’s early warning system, 31 villages were given the red warning code, which signaled imminent evacuation. 24 villages were issued the yellow warning, meaning residents should heighten their disaster preparedness.
The National Water Command has issued a warning to provinces at risk of runoffs and landslides in the next 1-2 days, namely Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun.
Heavy rains will continue to occur in the lower part of Prachuap Khirikhan, and in Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Phang-nga and Phuket. Special caution should be exercised by people in these areas.
Winds and waves still carry much force, and small vessels are advised to keep ashore until December 2. (NNT)