Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Rain to lash South, capital

PHUKET: Bad weather will continue to dump heavy rain on the South at least until Wednesday, with its impact also felt in other parts of the country, including Bangkok.

weathertourismtransportmarine
By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10:02AM


A low pressure system, which brings rainfall, near Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea, remains intense, TMD Chief says. Photo: The Phuket News

A low pressure system, which brings rainfall, near Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea, remains intense, TMD Chief says. Photo: The Phuket News

Thai Meteorological Department chief Wanchai Sakudomchai warned residents in the southern, eastern and central regions to brace for downpours.

His warning came after storms hit the far South over the weekend, ravaging houses, uprooting trees and felling electricity poles in three villages, and causing blackouts in parts of Narathiwat's Rueso district.

A low pressure system, which brings rainfall, near Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea, remains intense and people in vulnerable areas could be at risk. Those areas are near mountains in Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Krabi and Phangnga provinces, according to Mr Wanchai.

Tourist boats have been told to stay in port to avoid strong winds and waves more than two metres high.

In a related development, officials in Narathiwat on Monday inspected damage to three villages in tambon Batong where 300 people were affected by torrential rain on Sunday.

At least 61 houses were stripped of their roofs and many electricity poles were knocked down by fallen trees, according to the officials. The electricity pole damage caused a blackout for the entire night, with locals depending on light from oil lamps.

"We have to race against time to fix the houses as more rain is anticipated," Batong tambon administration organisation chief Nurumang Hayichewo said.

His rescue team has contacted the Provincial Electricity Authority to repair the electricity poles and also provide new roofing materials to residents.

Among them is Yisa Woli, 60, whose home was severely damaged after a coconut tree toppled onto her roof.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Fortunately, nobody in her house was hurt, she said.

The current weather conditions have not only triggered heavy rainfall in the southern region.

Southerly and southeasterly winds are now affecting the upper central and northern parts of Thailand are also dumping rain in some areas, yet to a lesser degree that in the South over the past few days.

The East and the Central Plains, including Bangkok and its vicinity, will likely be further soaked by rain, Mr Wanchai said.

The Meteorological Department expects the heavy downpours in the South and rainstorms in eastern areas and Bangkok and its vicinity to last for a full day.

However, Mr Wanchai said the situation would improve since the influence of the low pressure system is expected to weaken because it was moving Monday, westward to the Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar.

"This will make the weather return to normal on Wednesday (May 2)," Mr Wanchai said.

Read original story here.

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

Nothing, illegal, unregulated with registered Uthaiwan. Vessel built in NL, 1977. Imo Nr: 7637527. ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

So this is the latest ambiguous statement of nonsensical BS to come out of Immigration in the past w...(Read More)


Mice tourism development in Phuket held back by regulations

A convention/exhibition Hall? How about first making Chalong hospital operational? As we experience...(Read More)


Mice tourism development in Phuket held back by regulations

Hahaha, that Patong tunnel thing is always popping up fun during such chats. Small Chalong underpass...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

The new rule will make that owners of properties even feel more reluctant/not bother to report with ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

So Retirees still have to do TM28 + every 90 days a report. This is actually a group that thai gove...(Read More)


Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

The 8 thai crew members must be flabbergasted to be accused/arrested of illegal fishing. One can not...(Read More)


Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

The photos not showing a fishing vessel. It is a empty ( perhaps partly refrigerated ?) cargo vessel...(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

Lets just say that people staying and the Centara Grand aren't normally short of a bob or two. ...(Read More)


Digital Drive: Phuket police drop licence seizures in first move toward tech-based policing

Of note, the app. only works with newer licenses that have a QR code on them. If your license is mor...(Read More)