Thai Meteorological Department warns of flash floods due to isolated heavy to very heavy rain in most parts of country this week

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Thai Meteorological Department warned of isolated heavy to very heavy rain and its accumulation that may cause flash floods and overflows throughout this week, from September 11th to the 17th.

In general, the moderate southwest monsoon would prevail over the Andaman Sea, the South, and the Gulf of Thailand during the 11th and the 13th. Therefore, isolated heavy to very heavy rains are possible at the beginning of the week while continuous rainfalls are expected in the North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East, and the South from the 14th to the 17th.

In northern Thailand, isolated very heavy rains are likely from the 11th to the 12th, and scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains are forecasted for the rest of the week. The minimum temperature is 21-25 °C and the maximum is 28-34 °C.

In the northeastern part, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains are expected throughout the period with a minimum temperature of 20-26 °C and a maximum temperature of 28-36°C.

In the central part, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are predicted during the 12th – the13th and scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains are likely until the 17th. The minimum temperature is 22-27 °C and the maximum is 31-37 °C.

In Bangkok and its vicinity, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are forecasted throughout the period with a minimum temperature of 24-28 °C and a maximum of 30-36 °C.

In Eastern Thailand, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are forecasted throughout the period. From the 11th to the 13th, wave height could reach about 1 meter and above 1 meter in thundershowers. And from the 14th to the 17th, it could reach about 2 meters and above 2 meters in thundershowers.

On the east coast of Southern Thailand, isolated to scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are expected during the 12th – the 13th and wave height is about 1 meter and above 1 meter in thundershowers. Scattered thundershowers with isolated heavy rains are expected until the 17th and wave height is about 1-2 meters and about 2 meters in thundershowers.

On the west coast, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains are forecasted between the 11th and the 13th and wave height is about 1 meter and above 1 meter in thundershowers. During the 14th – the 17th, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains are forecasted.

In provinces from Phangnga upward, wave height is about 2 meters and above 2 meters in thundershowers while about 1 – 2 meters and above 2 meters in thundershowers are expected in provinces from Phuket downward.

The Department warns people nationwide to beware of heavy rains and their accumulation that may cause flash floods and overflows, especially along the waterways near foothills and lowlands. All ships should proceed with caution and keep off thundershowers from the 14th to the 17th.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.