6 June 2024

People living near waterways and in foothills in 34 districts of 12 north-eastern, eastern and southern provinces have been advised to brace for flash floods and waterway overflows from this Saturday until next Tuesday.

Thailand’s National Water Command Centre said Thursday that the north of Thailand is forecast to face heavy rain in some areas, while more rain is expected in the south, due to the moderate south-westerly monsoon across the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf. A south-easterly wind prevails over the lower northeast, east, south and central region, including Bangkok and its vicinity.

In the northeast region, areas vulnerable to flash floods and waterway overflows are Khong Chiam and Sirindhorn districts in Ubon Ratchathani, Mueang and Wan Yai districts in Mukdahan and Mueang and That Phanom districts in Nakhon Phanom.

In the east, the vulnerable areas are Nikhom Phatthana, Khao Chamao, Klaeng and Ban Khai districts in Rayong, Mueang, Khlung, Khao Kitchakou, Tha Mai, Makham and Kaeng Hang Maeo districts in Chanthaburi and Bo Rai and Mueang districts in Trat.

In the south, vulnerable areas are Mueang and Kapoe districts in Ranong, Hat Samran, Kantang, Wang Wiset, Yan Ta Khao, Mueang and Huai Yod districts in Trang, Ko Lanta district in Krabi, Takua Pa and Kapong districts in Phang-nga, Thung Wa, Manang, Tha Pae and Khuan Kalong districts in Satun and Pa Bon district in Phatthalung.