More Rain Forecast Nationwide Until the End of August

BANGKOK, 28th August 2018 (NNT) – A low-pressure trough and a southwesterly wind are expected to bring more rain to most parts of the country until the end of this month.

Heavy rain has been forecast in certain parts of the North, Central Region and North East of Thailand as the low-pressure trough is moving across Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Waves could reach a hight of 2 meters in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea as a result of the southwesterly wind.

Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has revealed that flooding in eight provinces has begun to subside except in Nakhon Phanom, Bueng Kan and Petchaburi provinces where 87 communities remain inundated. Help is now underway to assist affected residents.

More Rain Forecast Nationwide Until the End of August

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Local authorities are keeping an eye on the Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok and Mekong Rivers as their water levels remain high. Meanwhile, water is being released from Nam Un, Kaeng Krachan, Vajiralongkorn, Khun Dan Prakarn Chon and Pranburi Dams to ensure the safety of their structures. The amount of water in each dam has already exceeded 80% of its capacity.

Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda says the overall flood situation should improve unless there is another storm.

Source : NNT

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