Tropical depression to cause increased raining in much of Thailand this weekend


The Meteorological Department expects tropical depression Podul to cause an increase in precipitations over much of Thailand until Sunday. 

According to the weather bureau, the lower part of the Northeastern Region, the Eastern Region, the lower part of the Central Region, and the Southern Region will be in for an increase in rainfall.

The depression will cause pronounced raining in Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, and Surat Thani, and the situation will exacerbate on Sunday, when heavy raining is expected to cover Songkhla, Phatthalung and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

According to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, storm surges may occur along the coastal areas off Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, Suratthani, and Samutprakan.