Turbulent seas keep fishermen ashore in Krabi

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KRABI, 6 July 2015 – Fishery operators in the southern province of Krabi have been forced to dock their boats by strong waves as the weather bureau has warned the South and the East of stormy conditions until next week.

Authorities from Nopparat Thara Beach-Phi Phi Islands National Park in Krabi have put up red flags along the famous Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach in an attempt to caution locals and tourists against playing in the water during this period due to potential dangers from gusty winds and strong currents.

According to reports, a number of fishing boats in the area have been brought back to the shore after being faced with the unfavorable weather condition.

The Meteorological Department indicated that the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand will continue to gain strength from now until July 13. Such a condition is expected to cause an increase in rainfall or even thundershowers in many provinces in the South and the East, especially Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong and Phang Nga.

With waves as high as 2-4 meters in both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, the department encouraged public members to take extra precautions on the beach. Operators of small boats are also suggested to remain ashore for safety reasons.