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25 May 2020 | 12:13 PM UTC

Thailand: Weather warnings issued for the Andaman coast May 25-28

Thailand News Alert

Weather officials issue storm warnings for Andaman coast between May 25-28; heavy rain, strong winds, and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/25/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Thailand

Event

The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a storm warning for the Andaman coast as heavy rain is expected to affect the area from Monday, May 25, until at least Thursday, May 28. The weather warning has mainly been issued for coastal areas between Ranong and Satun, as waves of up 2 m (6.5 ft) could potentially form in the Andaman Sea due to strong winds. Less intense rain is forecast in other parts of the country.

Associated flooding and landslides, as well as transportation, business, power, and communication service disruptions, are to be expected in affected areas along the Andaman coast over the coming days. 

Context

Strong winds that hit the northern and central regions of the country since the Monsoon season started on Monday, May 18, have damaged up to 272 houses; however, no casualties have been reported as of May 25.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions and flight reservations before setting out, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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