TMD issues first weather warning after tropical storm ‘Mun’
The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a weather warning related to tropical “Mun” this evening (Monday), to alert people to approaching heavy rains and strong winds in the South.
In the statement, the TMD predicts more rain from 16th – 21st July in the South and East due to a tropical depression approaching from the Pacific, which is likely to gain strength and move through the Philippines into the northern South China Sea, and the strengthening southwest monsoon that prevails over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
“Outbreaks of heavy rain are also possible for those areas. People should be aware of severe conditions that may cause flash floods and heavy water runoff” warned the TMD in its statement.
The TMD went on to say that the waves in the Andaman Sea are likely to be 2-3 meters high and, in the Gulf, about 2 meters high. In storm areas, they will reach 3 meters.
All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats should remain ashore, it advised.
The affected areas listed by the TMD are Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung in the South’s east coast, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun in the west coast.