11 July 2024

Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast for most of Thailand, from Saturday until next Thursday, which may trigger flash floods and overflows in some areas, the Meteorological Department warned today (Thursday).

The department said that the southwestern monsoon, prevailing over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, is forecast to intensify during the period, while the monsoon trough will move through the northern and upper north-eastern regions between July 10th and 12th, towards an intensifying low-pressure cell over the northern part of the South China Sea.

This will cause heavy downpours in the northern, north-eastern, eastern, southern and central regions, including greater Bangkok, said the department as it advised people to brace for flash floods and overflows in some areas.

Fishermen and other sailors are advised to exercise caution and to avoid stormy areas when they venture out into the Gulf or the Andaman Sea, where seas will reach 2-3 metres in height. Small vessels should remain ashore.