Heavy rain forecast until Wednesday

A man rides through floods in Ko Kha district, Lampang provinces, on Monday. (Photo by Assawin Wongnorkaew)

Heavy rain is forecast for all over Thailand from Monday to Wednesday, the Meteorological Department has warned.

Rain, downpours and strong winds are likely in the North, Northeast, Central Region, East and Western South, as well as Bangkok and its outskirts, it said in an announcement issued on Monday evening.

“Residents in these areas should be prepared for flash floods, runoff and flooding in the plains,” it said.

The depression blanketing the middle part of the South China Sea looks set to make a landfall in Vietnam on Tuesday.

Its strength will ease into low-pressure pockets when it enters Laos and Thailand’s upper Northeast and North, respectively, it said.

The southwestern monsoon still dominates the Andaman Sea, resulting in heavy rains in some southern areas, it said.

For Tuesday, the affected provinces are:

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Pichit, Phetchabun, Kamphaeng Phet and Tak

Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani

Central Region: Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Uthai Thani, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi, as well as Bangkok and nearby provinces.

East: Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat

South: Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun

For Wednesday, the affected provinces are:

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

Northeast: Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima

Central Region: Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Chai Nat, Uthai Thani, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri and Ratchaburi

East: Chanthaburi and Trat

South: Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket 

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