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Typhoon Warning For Thailand - Storm Muifa

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Thais warned to be prepared for cold weather and typhoon Muifa

Likely to have a severe impact on Thai weather conditions

Typhoon Muifa might hit Koh Samui

BANGKOK: -- Thai farmers suffering from some of the worst drought conditions in two decades were today warned by the Meteorological Department to prepare for severe cold weather and the impact of Typhoon Muifa.

While the country's northern region is witnessing cold weather and strong wind due to high pressure coming over from China, the Gulf of Thailand is seeing giant waves of up to three metres in height.

At the same time, Typhoon Muifa, which has caused devastation in the Philippines, is now making its way of Vietnam, and is likely to have a severe impact on Thai weather conditions.

In a warning published today, the Meteorological Department urged small fishing boats in the Gulf of Thailand to remain on land.

The Royal Irrigation Department, meanwhile, called on farmers in the lower northeastern, eastern and southern regions to rush to bring in their harvested crops and to pay close attention to future weather reports.

--TNA 2004-11-22

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Source: Weather.com

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Thanks for posting this George......

I have told the family and they should have the rice in by tomorrow.

They usually don't listen to weather reports and just go by their instincts.

It sure is dry here...... and they still light fires on the side of the road. :o

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Dear residents,

It is time to check this tropical storm MUIFA. You can track it with Tropcial Storm Risk.

At this moment it is projected that it wil go right over Samui in 72 hours.

Hopefully it will stay a Tropical Storm and not gain stengt and change into a categorie 4 like when it hit the Philipines.

Be prepared!

I live very close to the beach, there are waves 3 meters high where the storm is now. Don't know how high when they reach Samui, but 1 meter is already enough to be flooded.

I plan to track this storm and when it not changes course soon , i will fly to Bangkok before it is here. Why take the risk!

Make your decision fast.

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Projected course of the storm is right over Samui and Surat Thani.

Hope this storm will loose strenght before it hits.

www.tropicalstormrisk.com has a map with the projected path, updated frequently.

Warn everybody you know, better safe than sorry.

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As you can see the line goes strait over Samui. The color green is the estimated strength. (63-118 Km.h windspeed)

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Khun Jean,

thank you.

I am in Holland now but have informed some of my friends in Samui, as well as Chiang Mai.

Scaring thing. :o

Did it ever happen before in the Gulf and on Samui?

LaoPo

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khun jean also posted today

I am looking for a wind surf board preferable with more than 1 sail in good condition.

Looking for a speed board not a jumper.

PM me if you have one lying around.

feeling a bit lucky are you ? :o

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:o:D

The last few weeks had perfect windsurfing conditions. And hopefully after this storm is over it will be again.

Actually i am a very careful person what weather condition concern.

I was once surfing in the south of france when the weather changed in a few minutes. Made it back to the coast barely alive. Broken mast, sail torn to pieces. Fortunately i could hold onto my board and the wind was in the general direction of the coast.

I experienced the power of nature that day, and it was only a little storm. This one is much stronger. This time i will not be caught in it!!

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:o hi guys,

do not panic this is not as bad as it looks depending if you are in flooding areas or not.

I personally witnessed hurricane Kenna (K2 with waves up to 15 mtr high waves destroying complete brick houses at the beach or waterfront) when it hit Puerto Vallarta Mexico 2 years ago, that is were i am right now. This afternoon i leave for long trip to Kho Chang.

Think about the most dangerous issues which are tidal surge: this is the most destructive and dangerous part of a hurricane or typhoon. Wind damage is another part and stay covered if you have to ride it out coz flying debree is the worst part of a storm for injuries. Try not to be a hero you will never see projectiles coming at you at lightning speed.

regards and take care all of you

Roy

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Hmmmmm, this is nothing compared to Hurricanes. I will be munching some Kit Kats while this thing breezes on right by me. Tsk Tsk.

Cold?????? Ahhhhhhhh, bring it on down mother nature. Thai land of smiles awaits your refreshing Ice cold brew of Hammmms. We need some cool weather here to help us a bit from these huge electric bills.

Daveyo

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DaveYo,

Do you want to take care of my house while i am away.

I am sure you are brave, but i choose to be alive after this.

With a family to take care of you think differently, especially if you have 2 small children to take care of. I will be as far away from this as possible. Last report says it is weakening because it approaches land (Vietnam) but is suspected to gain strength when over water. Samui is not much of land so i fear it will be strong when it arrives.

Don't choke on your Kit Kats, while i go out and warn my neigbours and help them to be ready for this.

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Hate to be mocking of what could become a tragedy, but ........

Is it a racially genetic thing that Thai's consider 3-metre to be "giant" ?

3 metre waves are standard fare in the English Channel (be quiet you Frenchies) and the North Sea from late August to early May. In fact, that half of my family operating fishing trawlers from north-eastern ports, would consider 3-metre to be a flat calm over Dogger Bank in early spring and late autumn. :o

As for the wind speeds .... 110 kph = approx 68.75mph and unarguably both gusty and stronger than anything normal in this region .... thankfully I'm up in Chiangmai ..... where we celebrate when we get anything stronger than a 2kph breeze from the "phad lom" in the corner of the room.

Who's running the sweepstake for snow on Christmas day then? :D

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3 meters in open sea is nothing.

The problem with 3 meter high is that these waters are comparitively shallow.

When it reaches the coast all this water is pushed up and then 3 meters is very high. The roof of my house is about 3 meters.

The wind is not what freightens me, it is the water that can make the most damage. No dunes, dykes or whatever to protect us from the waves.

In the Netherlands i have a house at the beach. There 3 meter waves don't scare me, they do here.

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:o

Hope flying Kit kats will not hit you to remind you of underestimating stormsurge if close to shore..........The typhoon might restrengthen a lot over the gulf if it is really hot water just keep your eyes on the weatherchannel.

good luck with you kittie kats

Roy

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So when is this suppose to hit Samui?

This is important as I live here!

Please let me know if you know anything!

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Khun Jean is quite correct. In low lying coastal areas where there is no dyke/levee protection a 3 meter

storm surge would cause considerable

flooding and damage. Living in the New Orleans area for over 20 years,Ive seen what has been done to our coastal areas in South Louisiana

by even relatively weak systems as they make landfall. If they happen to stall out(stop moving,that is)

the flooding can be devastating as torrential rains can fall over the same areas in a very short period of time.

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So when is this suppose to hit Samui?

This is important as I live here!

Please let me know if you know anything!

Wednesday or Thursday according to BBC and CNN. As it looks now, It *could* be a direct hit on Koh Samui, but directions and conditions can change quick.

Radio Bangkok have the latest storm updates (at the bottom of every hour):

http://www.radiobangkok.net

More news here at the forum as we have them.

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Wow! 02:15 in Los and 87+ peeps are reading this! :o

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to Khun Jean and others: spare sailing parts for sail boat if you want to see them

ayakiawe@yahoo.com

09-594-9432

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3m == 10' high. If I saw a wall of water that high coming at me I'd be a little miffed.

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We are up northwest near Kamphaeng Phet. Anyone have an idea as to how this may affect us? We would surely welcome the rain but would need to know in advance to block our windows if the wind will reach crazy proportions. :o:D

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The rigs are currently evacuating in GOT. I already have some of my guys in a hotel in Jomtien till it passes.

Rest will be in Songkhla soon

Being treated VERY seriously here, as nobody wants another seacrest

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No mention in the newspaper or the Thai news today, Tuesday.

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thats about par for the course with regard to thai news and information services.

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Well, snow wouldnt be out of the question--weirder things are happening-Temecula in southern california picked up an inch of snow yesterday.

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Well, I was here for Typhoon Gay which was a direct hit on Koh Tao in 89. Not fun. thanks for the warning guys, didn't have a clue as the weather has been fabulous (and still is today, bright blue clear skies, ocean totally flat). I will get my husband to get his little fishing boat in. Will keep you posted and pray it changes course (it often does so my fingers are crossed).

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