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Heavy rain warning in effect

PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), based near Phuket airport, has issued a heavy rain and strong wind waves due to the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea and the South of Thailand.

By The Phuket News

Friday 26 May 2023, 09:38AM

The warning, issued earlier today (May 26), remains in effect through to next Tuesday (May 30).

“The southwest monsoon to the west of Phuket will be stronger,” wrote Wiroj Lewchareonsap, Director of of the Southern Meteorological Center, Western Coast.

“Together with the [effect of] typhoon ‘Mawar’ in the eastern part of the Philippines, this will cause more rain on the southwest coast and heavy to very heavy rain in some areas in Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces,” he explained. 

Wind waves in the Andaman Sea will be stronger with waves two to three high and up to three meters high in thunderstorm areas, Mr Wiroj noted.

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“Small boats should refrain from leaving the shore during that time,” he added.

The public were asked to follow weather updates closely. 

The next announcement by the Phuket TMD is scheduled to be released at 5am tomorrow (May 27), the warning concluded.

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Kurt | 26 May 2023 - 10:38:05

So, during heavy rain periods, avoid driving the Patong - Kamala Road. Bear in mind that no thai vehicle insurance will take care your damage caused by a land slide there. The danger is well exposed/talked through.

Kurt | 26 May 2023 - 10:13:28

Hope the longtail boat owners read this warning. Do longtail boats have any communication aid on board to contact Phuket Marine Office in case of emergency? If not, how Phuket government can garant foreign tourists safety, more than hoping on luck of a bypassing boat?


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