Flood Warning for Southern Thailand

Thailand’s Meteorological Department warned yesterday that southern provinces face the possibility of flash floods over the next few days. The Meteorological Centre for the Southeastern region of Thailand said that the provinces of Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat are likely to see heavy rains until Monday 2 December.

The current severe weather is caused by a depression heading from China. The province of Phatthalung is already experiencing heavy rainfall, bringing the threat of flooding but also of mudslides in the hilly areas.

Trang city saw some flooding yesterday after an embankment along the Trang River collapsed. Recent heavy rainfall, especially in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, earlier this week, had swollen the river. That, combined with a high tide left the embankment under too much pressure. Flood water of around 1.5 meters was seen in some low lying areas along the river, particularly in the Muang district.

Source: Bangkok Post