First warning of super typhoon Mangkhut from Weatherman
The Meteorological Department issued its first warning today of
impacts from super typhoon Mangkhut which was predicted to blow
through Luzon of the Philippines and into the upper part
of the South China Sea today and tomorrow.
Northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand will face
more rains and isolated heavy rains from next Monday until Wednesday
and these may cause flash floods, mudslides or overflows of rivers or streams,
said the department.
Rough sea was anticipated in both the Andaman Sea and the
Gulf of Thailand with 2-4 metres waves during September 16-19 as the Weatherman
warned people living along the eastern and western coasts to brace for high
waves. Sailors and fishermen were warned to exercise special caution
and to avoid venturing out to sea during the period.
Packed with 204kph wind at its epic centre, Mangkhut is moving westward
at 20 kph toward Luzon of the Philippines and was expected to hit Luzon today
before moving toward China’s Hainan island and upper Vietnam during September 16-18.
Member of the public can keep abreast with the latest weather
updates from the department’s website at http://www.tmd.go.th
or call 1182 around the clock.