Thai Meteorological Department: 19 provinces in the South may experience heavy rain


The Thai Meteorological Department announced Wednesday that the low pressure covering the Gulf of Thailand carrying a strong easterly wind, is predicted to bring heavy rain to 19 provinces in the South from today until Friday.

The 19 provinces are Prachuap Khiri Khan in the lower Central region; Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun in the South; and Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East, Bangkok Post reported.

People in the South are advised of a possible flash floods.

Waves in the Gulf of Thailand are expected to be about two metres high, and more during thundershowers.  All vessels are advised to proceed with caution, the report added.

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