The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a hazard warning for residents and tourists. He said that showers are forecast in 41 provinces, including Bangkok and resorts, and there is a risk that about 60% of these regions will be affected by floods and inundation – in which case large-scale destruction awaits them.
The reason for this is the remnants of the storm that covered almost all regions of Thailand, combined with the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea. Due to them, thunderstorms with heavy rains continue to be observed in Thailand.
According to forecasts, waves in the Andaman Sea will reach a height of 1 to 2 meters. In thunderstorm areas, the height of waves can exceed 2 meters. There will be waves around 1 meter in the Gulf of Thailand and more than 2 meters in areas with thunderstorms. Tourists are urged not to attempt to swim in stormy seas, and boat owners are advised to stay ashore.
Resorts are also under attack – in such provinces as Phuket and Krabi, thunderstorms are predicted for 70% of the territory. The wind will be south-westerly at a speed of 15 to 35 km/h. There will be waves 1 to 2 meters high at sea, and more than 2 meters in stormy areas. It is almost the same in Pattaya – thunderstorms are expected on 60% of the territory, except that the wind is a little weaker – up to 20 km/h.