The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) reports possible heavy to very heavy rains in most parts of Thailand from September 24th to the 29th due to the severe tropical storm NORU.
According to the announcement, a strong monsoon trough lies across the lower North, the Central and the lower Northeast of Thailand during the 24th – the 26th, resulting in abundant rains in the country and isolated heavy to very heavy rains in the North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East, and the South of Thailand.
Meanwhile, the NORU storm is moving west-southwest passing the Philippines into the middle South China Sea on September 25th – the 26th before making landfall over middle Vietnam on September 27th- the 28th.
This results in heavy to very heavy rains in some of the North, the Northeast, the Central and the East of Thailand from September 27th to the 29th.
During the period, the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will also become stronger. The strong winds forces the wave up to 2-3 meters high in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand and more than 3 meters high in thundershowers.
The Department warns the public to beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash floods and overflows, especially along the waterways near foothills and lowlands. All ships should proceed with caution and keep off thundershowers. Small boats in the Andaman Sea keep ashore throughout the period.
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