Barijat and Mangkhut tropical storms to bring heavy rains

Heavy rains are predicted in Thailand’s northern, upper northeastern and western regions, including Bangkok during September 13-18 as a result of two storms, Barijat and Mangkhut, according to the Meteorological Department.

Barijat tropical storm was predicted to move from China’s Hinan island to hit Vietnam today to be closely followed by the second tropical storm, Mangkhut, which was forecast to make landfall on southern China on September 16.

The two storms will cause heavy rains in the North, upper Northeast and the western region and they will also strengthen the southwestern monsoon which will result in heavy rains in the western provinces of Petchaburi, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi provinces, Bangkok, Nakhon Nayok and northeastern provinces of Sakhon Nakhon, Bung Karn and Nakhon Phanom.

But Mr Thaweesak Thanadechophon, deputy director-general of Royal Irrigation Department, said the department has taken steps to deal with water mass from the North by preparing water catchment areas in Sukhothai province and the Chao Phraya river basin to absorb the northern runoffs.


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