Weather Bureau warns Eastern and Western residents of heavy rain


BANGKOK, 28 June 2012  – The Meteorological Department and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology are issuing a weather alert for residents in the Eastern and Western regions of Thailand. 

A strong southwest monsoon is prevailing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand, while low pressure cells are covering the Gulf of Tonkin, causing heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds.

Isolated heavy rain and scattered thundershowers can be expected in the West and East. Locals in the affected areas are told to beware of the effect of severe weather in the region.

Strong winds will generate 2-3 meter-high tidal waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. All ships should proceed with caution during June 28-30.

The tropical storm ‘Doksuri’ is set to make landfall over the South of China, near the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, on June 30. As of now, the storm has no large-scale effect on Thailand yet.