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24 Oct 2018 | 03:09 PM UTC

Thailand: Heavy rain warnings for southern provinces Oct. 24-26

Thailand News Alert

Torrential rain warnings issued for southern Thai provinces October 24-26; localized flooding and disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani province, Yala province, Narathiwat province, Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Satun

Event

Heavy rains have been forecast from Wednesday, October 24 through Thursday, October 25, in the following southern provinces: Prachup Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun. On Friday, October 26, downpours have been forecast in Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun. Gusty winds are also forecast through Friday evening (local time). Localized flooding and transportation disruptions (including flight delays and cancelations) are possible.

Context

Thailand typically experiences torrential rainfall from May through October.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flash flooding and transportation delays, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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