Heavy rain today until Sunday forecast for NE, East, SW coast


People in the northeast, east, and western coastal provinces in the south are advised to brace for heavy to extremely heavy rain on Thursday brought by Podul, a tropical storm that is already making its way to the South China Sea towards Vietnam, the Thai Meteorological Department said.

In a report from Thai PBS, provinces of Buang Karn, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nakhon Phanom and Sakhon Nakhon provinces in the Northeast, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaew, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces in the eastern region and Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun in the southern west coast, will be hammered by heavy up to very heavy rainfall.

Heavy rain is expected to reach the northern provinces of Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Uttradit, Phitsanuloke, Phichit and Phetchabun; the northeastern provinces of Loei, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thabi, Bung Karn, Nakhon Phanom, Sakhon Nakhon, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Kalasin; central provinces of Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Chainat and Nakhon Sawan; eastern provinces of Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaew, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat; and southern provinces of Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumpon, Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, provinces of Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet in the North; Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Chainat in the Central Plains; Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the eastern region and Phetchaburi, Ranong, Phang-nga and Phuket in the South are expected to be hit by heavy rain on Sunday.

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