Many provinces including Bangkok seeing heavy rain, flooding

September 11th, 2008 - 10:49 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Meteorological Department reported at 4 AM today (September 11th) that a trough of active low pressure lies across central and eastern Thailand and another low pressure cell prevails over the lower Northeast. A nearly strong southwest monsoon dominates over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand. Abundant rainfall and heavy to very heavy rains are expected in many places of the country.

People in the risky areas in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Sara Buri, Lop Buri, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chantaburi, Trat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces as well as Bangkok should beware of flooding conditions during this period. All ships should proceed with caution.

Bangkok metropolis and vicinity can expect fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains. The daily temperature would range from 24 to 34 degrees Celsius. The speed of southwesterly winds would be around 15 to 30 kilometers per hour.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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