Severe Weather Warning For Northern Thailand: Tropical Storm Son-Tinh
CityNews – The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning to many provinces in Thailand in preparation for the imminent arrival of tropical storm Son-Tinh.
At 10am today, the tropical storm arrived in the Gulf of Tonkin, moving west with wind speeds ranging from 30 km/h to 70km/h. The storm is expected to make landfall over Vietnam later today and hit upper Thailand shortly afterwards.
The Thai Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warnings to the following provinces, expecting serious amounts of wind and rainfall to hit the nation over the next two days. Although the storm will hit Northern Thailand hardest, they expect the weather to be affected across the entire nation, with storms expected as far south as Trang.
July 18th, 2018
North: Chiang Rai, PHayao, Phrae, Nan, Lampang, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Phetchabun.
Northeast: Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima.
Central: Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, including Bangkok and its vicinity.
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
July 19th, 2018
Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima.
Central: Uthai Thani, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri and Ratchaburi.
East: Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi.
July 20th, 2018
North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang and Tak.
Central: Uthai Thani, Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi.
The department added that there is also a strong southwest monsoon that is currently prevailing over the Andaman Sea and southern Thailand which will bring isolated heavy rain to the south, east and central areas. The strong wings predicted will cause wind waves to reach over 3 metres in height. The department has advised all ships to proceed with caution and that all small boats in the Andaman Sea be kept ashore until July 22nd.