Very heavy rains to fall over most of Thailand as Typhoon Molave weakens

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Those living in 55 provinces, in Thailand’s northern, northeastern, eastern, central and southern regions, have been told to brace for very heavy rain today (Thursday), as Typhoon Molave reached the province of Ubon Ratchathani and weakened to a depression late last night.

Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported that the typhoon, packed with wind speeds of 55kph at its centre at 4am this morning, is moving west at a speed of 25kph and gradually weakening into a low pressure cell.

The Met Office added that these weather conditions will cause widespread heavy rain and isolated very heavy rain in most parts of Thailand.

The provinces likely to see very heavy rain today include:

Phayao      Nan      Phrae      Lamphun      Lampang      Uttradit      Phitsanuloke      Sukhothai      Phichit      Tak

Phetchabun      Loei      Nong Bua Lamphu      Nong Khai      Udon Thani      Sakhon Nakhon      Bung Karn

Nakhon Phanom      Kalasin      Maha Sarakham      Roi-et      Yasothon      Muk Dahan  Amnat Charoen

Chaiyaphum      Khon Kaen      Nakhon Ratchasima      Buri Ram      Surin      Si Sa Ket  Ubon Ratchathani

Nakhon Sawan      Uthai Thani      Chaiwat      Lop Buri      Saraburi      Sing Buri      Ang Thong

Kanchanaburi      Suphan Buri      Nakhon Nayok      Prachin Buri      Sa Kaew      Chanthaburi

Trat      Phetchaburi      Prachuap Khiri Khan      Chumphon      Surat Thani      Ranong Phang-nga

Phuket      Krabi     Trang      Satun

 

Heavy rain is forecast for 22 provinces tomorrow, including in:

Mae Hong Son      Chiang Mai      Lamphun      Lampang      Sukhothai      Tak

Kamphaeng Phet      Nakhon Sawan      Uthai Thani      Chaiwat      Suphan Buri

Kanchanaburi      Phetchaburi       Prachuap Khiri Khan      Chumphon      Surat Thani

Ranong      Phang-nga      Krabi      Trang      Satun

 

Rough seas are predicted in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, as small boats are being advised to stay on shore.

 

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