11 July 2024

The Department of the Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters on Thursday issued a warning to 43 provinces in the North, Northeast, central and eastern regions to brace for possible flooding as a result of Barijat and Mangkhut storms.

Citing an announcement from the Meteorological Department on Thursday, tropical storm Barijat was expected to sweep past China’s Hainan island today and then weakened into depression and finally low pressure cell as it moves toward Vietnam.

This will strengthen the southwestern monsoon over Andaman Sea and the Gulf, resulting to isolated heavy rains in the North, Northeast, central and eastern Thailand.

The second tropical storm, Mangkhut, was expected to hit Luzon in the Philippines and southern Taiwan on Friday and Saturday before moving toward upper South China Sea and Hong Kong and southern China during September 16-18.  This will increase the strength of the southwestern monsoon, causing increasing rains and isolated heavy rains in central, eastern and western coast of the southern region.