Thai Meteorological Department warns of tropical storm “Dianmu”

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The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) this afternoon, September 23rd, has warned of tropical storm “Dianmu” which will eventually be downgraded to a tropical depression moving to cover the North, the Northeast, the East and the Central parts of Thailand according to their forecast.

The TMD has announced at 4 PM today that the depression storm over the middle of the South China Sea has been upgraded to tropical storm “Dianmu”. The storm was moving northwest about 25 km/hr to make landfall over the middle of Vietnam by tomorrow (The 24th of September).  It will then be downgraded to a tropical depression.

The storm is forecast to cover the Northeast and the Central part of Thailand. More rains, with isolated heavy to very heavy rains, are forecasted for the North, the Northeast, the Central, and the Eastern part of Thailand. People in those areas above should beware of flash floods. Chonburi is not expected to get the brunt of these storms at this time, although that could change.

 Areas of concern are as follows:

On 24 September 2021

Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Bung Kan, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Roi Et, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani.

East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat.

On 25 September 2021

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Tak and Phetchabun.

Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Central: Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom including Bangkok and the metropolitan area.


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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.