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Thailand May Be Hit By Devastating Storm: Environment Minister

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webfact    24,352

Thailand may be hit by devastating storm: Suwit

A storm with devastating effects like typhoons Gay and Linda may hit Thailand later this year, according to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti.

"I am quite concerned about this possibility," Suwit said Tuesday.

He said he made the grim prediction based on presently-available information.

Suwit said relevant agencies were now closely monitoring the situation and he urged people to keep abreast of weather updates.

"People will have to prepare necessary measures to deal with the powerful storm if it arises," he said.

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-- The Nation 2010-11-16

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Jingthing    34,242

Not sure how he knows but in the US there are meteorologists who make rough predictions at the beginning of each storm season as to their estimate of the number of storms. So such predictions are sometimes based on some kind of scientific basis. Obviously, not perfect, but better than earthquake predictions.

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MSingh    9

So am i reading it right or is there not any basis whatsoever, to this Fella's " prediction " ??

If not, how on Earth is this/he making the National Press Association ??

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Evergreen    80

So am i reading it right or is there not any basis whatsoever, to this Fella's " prediction " ??

If not, how on Earth is this/he making the National Press Association ??

That was exactly my thoughts as well! Maybe he can see into the future and can predict storms weeks before they've even been formed. Mind you it's somehwat vague as he says it could be sometime later this year!:blink:

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slapout    2,830

Maybe he aspires to be in a ministry that handles the aftermath (money) of the natural disasters.The Resources and Environment group may be a little short due to the drought, flood, relief being spread around.

Then again, it may have this fellows day in the barrel to speak to the press and he was not notified ahead of time. Not knowing all the story (if thats possible) several additional could be brought up but doubt the answers would be forthcoming.

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nong38    1,968

I saw them message on the bottom of a bottle of blend 285 :lol:

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lodesafun    0

That was exactly my thoughts as well! Maybe he can see into the future and can predict storms weeks before they've even been formed. Mind you it's somehwat vague as he says it could be sometime later this year!:blink:

Devastating? well I guess that depends on who you talk to. It's not much of a prediction but I would'nt bet against it.

Looking at the shape of Thailands eastern coastline, I'd think it's been catching storms for a long time.

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Kan Win    1,907

One should really read and learn

His Warning Ignored,

Thai Meteorologist

Now Plays Key Role

Mr. Smith's Tsunami Fears

Caused Panic, Scorn in '98;

'We Thought It Was a Joke'

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Seven years ago, Smith Dharmasaroja shook Thailand with a bold and frightening prediction.

"I reaffirm that a tsunami is going to occur for sure," said Mr. Smith, a government official who had once been the nation's chief meteorologist.

The Link

Up to you folks, take it or leave it, but please do not joke about this. B)

Sawadee :wai:

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vahack    106

One should really read and learn

The Link

Up to you folks, take it or leave it, but please do not joke about this. B)

Sawadee :wai:

ya really. global heating and cooling causes hurricanes and tsunamis, and those climate stats are known 6-12 months ahead. tsunamis are predicted because they can predict plate shifts. they expect the biggest earthquake in 50 years to hit Souther California by the end of the year. science does exist.

you would think the drunk farangs in Thailand would stay off the net and stop posting idiotic statements, but what else they gonna do?

thats what TV is here for :D

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Soutpeel    17,184

ya really. global heating and cooling causes hurricanes and tsunamis

Must have missed that day in geography class...!!.....didnt realise global heating and cooling caused tsunami's......:whistling:

Me thinks the esteemed gentleman concerned is just stating the f*kcing obvious....:blink: Songkla/Hat Yai...flooded out a week ago, havent have a typhoon across the gulf for a few years and we are in the Typhoon "season".....so my prediction....we are most likely due for something this year..

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Pib    8,374

I predict the sun may come up and go down tomorrow...and I dare any of you to disprove this possibility!

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anterian    350

Satellite remote sensing of oceanic currents and surface temperatures, plus information on variations in the global jet streams, velocity, positions and temperatures are making general predictions quite scientifically possible. High speed supercomputers enable this to be modelled globally, the main uncertainty is choosing an appropriate cell size for the model. Meteorological predictions is an art which is rapidly becoming a science.

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jybkk    100

I picture the interview like this:

Expert: There is a higher possibility for devastating tropical storm to hit Thailand this year because records show a higher activity this season.

Journalist: Really? Wow! When will it happen?

Expert: I mean, It could happen. We have to be prepared, just in case.

Journalist: Ok, but do you think it could happen before the end of the year?

Expert: Huh. Yes, it could happen anytime. This year, next year, or not. We just have to consider the eventuality.

Then the newspaper title:

EXPERT WARNS DEVASTATING STORM ON ITS WAY TO BANGKOK

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