Rough conditions in Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea for next 36 hours

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned fishermen and sailors to be aware of rough conditions in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand today (Sunday) and tomorrow.

The Met Office said that the active south-westerly monsoon, covering the Andaman Sea, the southern region and the Gulf, has gained in strength and this will increase wave heights in the Andaman Sea to 2-3 metres and over 3 metres in stormy areas.

In the Gulf of Thailand, the waves will average about 2 metres and higher in stormy areas.

Small vessels along the Andaman coast have been advised to stay ashore and all vessels have been advised to exercise caution and avoid stormy areas for the next 36 hours.

The Met Office also forecast rain for most parts of the country today and tomorrow, with about 30% of the northern region, 60% of the north-eastern region, 40% of the central region and 60% of the eastern region expecting downpours.

Rain is also predicted for 40% of Bangkok and its suburbs and along 60-70% of the western and eastern coastlines.


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