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Heavy rains forecast for upper Thailand through Sunday

By The Nation

 

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River overflows and flash floods are possible as the Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rain for upper Thailand through Sunday due to the influence of an active low-pressure cell.
 

In its warning issued at 11am on Saturday, the department said the cell had covered the upper North of Thailand by 7am and had extended to cover Myanmar by 10am.

 

Abundant rain is forecast for the upper country while isolated torrential downpours are predicted for the North, Central, East and South of Thailand.

 

Flash floods and water overflows are possible, the department said.

 

It said affected areas are as follows:

 

On Saturday

 

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet and Tak.

Central: Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.

East: Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket.

 

On Sunday

 

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai and Tak.

East: Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352436

 

 
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PM says monitor weather reports, avoid waterfalls

By The Nation

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over possible flooding around the country, said Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd on Saturday.
 

Sansern quoted Prayut as expressing concern that many parts of the country could be hit by floods under the influence of Bebinca tropical storm, which is expected to unleash heavy rains on much of Thailand.

 

The PM advises people to closely monitor weather forecasts and warnings from the Meteorological Department.

 

The spokesman said Prayut is especially concerned about tourists visiting waterfalls and wants them to be aware of possible runs-off.

 

The prime minister had also instructed park officials to monitor and warn tourists of the dangers posed by mountain runoffs at waterfalls and of high waves at the seaside.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352439

 

 
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Posted (edited)

Rain drops keep falling on my head....

 

 

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Off topic music video removed.
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Unanimous opinion in the office of the water irrigation monitors:

'This unexpected nasty rain can spoil one of the most beautiful monsoon seasons'.

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20 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

PM advises people to closely monitor weather forecasts and warnings from the Meteorological Department.

Thank you for these words of advice Mr PM. It's a shame most weather warnings come after the event.

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The spokesman said Prayut is especially concerned about tourists visiting waterfalls and wants them to be aware of possible runs-off.

 

What about caves?

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23 hours ago, bluesofa said:

In other news: PM suggests people should use their common sense, but only after he has suggested it first.

 

He forgot to mention no Cave exploration !!

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4 hours ago, grahamg said:

Didn't I read somewhere last year that there would be no more flooding?

You doubtless keep reading about flooding - quite why they go on about a few small areas not sure?

If there isn't a lot more rain soon in the NE the next thing you will be reading about is drought, most of the reservoirs up here are on the low side.

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Not to worry, it may be raining heavily but I have it on good authority there will be no flooding.

All the pictures you see are fake news. Probably from the time of the Yingluck led government. 

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The extent of his concern is for a few tourists getting wet at some waterfalls.  What about the tens of thousands of poor Thai people who cop it every year ?  No mention !! 

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More insightful advice from the PM

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