THAILAND, 15th August 2018, (NNT) – Tropical storm ‘Bebinca’ has wreaked havoc in the northern and northeastern regions, triggering heavy rain in several areas.

The storm was 200 kilometers northeast of the China’s Hainan island at the time of the report. It is expected to reach the North of Vietnam on August 16th – 17th, resulting in heavy rain in Thailand’s North and Northeast. Residents are urged to be on the lookout for the effects of accumulated rain, flash floods, run-offs and mudslides.

The southwest monsoon meanwhile, is still hovering over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, triggering waves of 2-4 meters in some areas. All ships should proceed with caution and small vessels should remain in port.

Elaewhere, the ad-hoc center handling Thailand’s ongoing flood crisis has reported that the water levels of the Petchaburi and Mekong rivers have increased.

The center further indicated that the water level of the Kaeng Krachan Dam, Nam Oon Dam and Vajiralongkorn Dam have reached worrying levels.

It also said that the water level of Ratchaprapha Dam and Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam are reportedly rising rapidly.

Source : NNT


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