The Thai Meteorological Department has warned of a tropical cyclone ‘Asani’ in the Bay of Bengal, India, that may result in persistent rainfall with isolated heavy rains over Thailand, especially in the South.
The announcement reported that the severe cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ occurred over the coast of central India on Tuesday, May 10th, at 4:00 AM. with a latitude of 14.7 degrees north and longitude of 84.3 degrees east. With its maximum sustained wind of about 90 km./hr., the storm is moving west-northwest at a speed of about 14 km./hr. to make landfall over central India on May 10th and the 11th.
Although the storm did not directly have an impact on Thailand, it will strengthen the prevailing wind that moves across the country, the Gulf of Thailand, and the Andaman Sea. It results in persistent rainfall with isolated heavy rains over the country while the South has very heavy rains in some places.
Meanwhile, the wind across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf becomes weaker, resulting in the waves in the Andaman Sea being about 1-2 meters high, about 1 meter in the Gulf, and about 2 meters in thundershowers.
All ships should proceed with caution and small boats should keep out of the ocean during thundershowers. People in the South should beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash floods.
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