Tropical Storm Vamco weakens, Thailand continues to experience heavy rain


BANGKOK, 18 September 2015  – The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in most parts of Thailand, as Tropical Storm Vamco weakened to a low pressure system. 

An estimated 70% of the North, South and Central Plains will experience precipitation, with heavy rain forecast in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Tak, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Saraburi, Chainat, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi. The forecast also applies to Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Pattalung and Songkhla provinces.

In the Northeast, it is expected to rain in 60% of the region. However, residents of the provinces of Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Surin have been warned of severe weather conditions.

The East Coast will have more rain than the rest of the country, particularly in Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces. Waves in both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will reach the maximum height of three meters during this time. Small fishing vessels should remain ashore.