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Phuket storm weather to continue

PHUKET: The heavy downpours that have soaked the island yesterday and today are expected to continue into next week, forecasts the Thai Meteorological Department.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 6 October 2021, 12:43PM

More than 34mm of rainfall has dumped on Phuket Town in the past week, with more than half of that soaking the town in just a three-hour period just yesterday (Oct 5).

Other areas of the island have experienced even heavier deluges.

The Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast), based near Phuket airport, reports that winds are gusting 15-30km/h and wave heights are averaging two metres, though waves reaching up to three metres in thundershower areas are expected as heavier weather moves in.

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The heavy weather is currently forecast to continue through to next Tuesday (Oct 12).

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Kurt | 08 October 2021 - 10:13:03

How far is progress laying water pipe line from Phang Nah to Phuket? Now it's the good time for it. Can provide many jobs as well for the unemployed on Phuket,  bringing food on the table. There is a x billion budget for the works on the shelves. What is holding up these works?  Private interests of some Officials?

Kurt | 08 October 2021 - 10:00:07

@ Fascinated, a moment picture of water storage situation is no future outlook. Timothy is right, if a 'fraction' of the money, flowing now to private persons/friends ( sure with commissions) to get water during dry season would have been spend on digging deeper reservoirs and more reservoirs, the outlook for dry times would be better.

Timothy | 08 October 2021 - 09:05:35

Errr, Yes they are Fascinated. They are overflowing and water is being wasted. But will they be in the dry season? That is my point . Money should have been spent on increasing storage capacity. Not spending 277 million for private sources. They probably could have bought all the land with private water on it much cheaper than that. Water mismanagement. 

Fascinated | 07 October 2021 - 19:29:12

Errr get out and about timothy- the reservoirs are brimming at the moment

Kamala Pete | 07 October 2021 - 11:21:49

I seem to remember that two years ago a couple of billion was approved from Bangkok to run a pipeline to the island from a phang nah reservoir to permanently solve the water problems. What's happened to that money ??

Timothy | 07 October 2021 - 09:49:01

Gee, all this rain, but water shortages later. If only they made the reservoirs deeper when they had the chance. Instead they paid 277 million to local buddies for water. If half of that money was spent increasing the holding capacity there wouldn't be shortages. But I guess less money in that for the "officials" in charge. Imagine the local guy with a pond on his land getting 109 mi...


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