Flooding conditions in Northeastern, especially along Mekong River

August 16th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Meteorological Department reported at 4 AM today (August 16th) that a southwest monsoon over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is weakening. Less rainfall is likely over the country. People living along the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand such as Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani provinces should beware of flooding conditions during this period.

Bangkok metropolis and vicinity can expect scattered thundershowers mostly from the late afternoon to evening. The daily temperature would range from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. The speed of southwesterly winds would be around 10 to 30 kilometers per hour.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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