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Stay in shelters: In Thailand, the government has warned tourists about the dire danger

A stormy weekend and thunderstorms until the end of May with the risk of inundation and flooding have been promised in Thailand. The government has issued a separate danger warning, advising locals and tourists to stay up-to-date with the latest updates from the country’s Met Office, and to exercise caution in high-risk areas across the country — including the coast — and stay in shelters during thunderstorms. and showers

Anucha Burapachaisri, the Prime Minister’s deputy general secretary for political affairs, said the Meteorological Department had issued a warning of heavy and very heavy downpours over Thailand and strong winds in the Andaman Sea until May 30, local media quoted Anucha Burapachaisri as saying. He urged residents and tourists to “be aware of the potential dangers caused by such downpours and rainwater.”

We will remind you that the weather has already made a surprise for vacationers in Pattaya: the rainy season in Thailand started with a flood in the resort, and popular tourist areas were flooded. The heavy downpour that covered the resort of Pattaya lasted about an hour and was accompanied by a strong wind. As a result, all flood-prone areas such as Sukhumvit Road, South Pattaya Road, Pattaya Beach Road, and others were affected. The flood level in some areas reached a height of 30 centimeters to one meter.

At the same time, as a Thai official stated, virtually the entire country will be in the zone of heavy rains – everywhere “One should be afraid of dangers associated with heavy and very heavy rains and accumulation of precipitation, such as flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas near steep slopes, watercourses and lowlands”.

Beaches and promenades along the sea, especially on rocky shores, have also been called a danger zone, partly especially for tourists who are rather indifferent to warnings. In the Andaman Sea, strong winds will cause waves of 2-3 meters in non-thunderstorm areas and more than 3 meters in thunderstorm areas, while waves in the Gulf of Thailand will be 1-2 meters and more than 2 meters in thunderstorm areas. “Boat operators in these areas should proceed with caution and avoid thunderstorm areas. And small vessels in the area of the Andaman Sea should refrain from going ashore from May 27 to 30,” the official said.

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