Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued Across Thailand


The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a warning for heavy rainfall expected to sweep across various regions of Thailand from May 20 to 26.

According to TMD Director-General Kornrawee Sitthichivapak, the impending weather is due to an intensification of southwesterly winds across Thailand. From the start of next week, these winds will affect the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, and several provinces.

Residents in the western parts of the North, the Central Plain, and southern regions of Thailand have been urged to brace for potential flash floods and runoff, which could result from the forecasted heavy rains. The advisory stresses the importance of preparedness in these areas to mitigate the impact of the expected severe weather conditions.

The TMD has also cautioned mariners about rough sea conditions, with wave heights in the Andaman Sea projected to reach between two and three meters from Tuesday to Sunday. Authorities have advised against boating in the upper parts of the Andaman Sea during this period and have called for heightened caution for those navigating the waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the lower Andaman Sea.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.