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Watch out for heavy to very heavy rain during Sep. 26-28


A NOTED ACADEMIC issued a warning for the public to watch out for heavy to very heavy rain during three dangerous days – Tuesday to Thursday Sep. 26-28 – due to the influence of a depression, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (Sep. 24).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seri Suparathit, vice chairman of Foundation of Natural Disaster Warning Council, said in a Facebook post that with the amount of rainfall expected people should beware of areas prone to flooding.

Provinces likely to be lashed by heavy downpour during these three days are as follows:

Tuesday Sep. 26, 2023:

– Northeastern region: all provinces, especially those along the bank of the Mekong River, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani, Loei, Nong Khai and Bueng Kan;

– Southern region: Andaman side, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

Wednesday Sep. 27, 2023:

– Northeastern region: Loei, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima;

– Northern region: Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet and Tak;

– Central region: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi and Pathum Thani;

– Western region: Kanchanaburi;

– Eastern region: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat;

– Southern region: Andaman side, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi.

Thursday Sep. 28, 2023:

– Northern region: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Tak and Kamphaeng Phet;

– Central region: Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani and Bangkok;

– Western region: Kanchanaburi;

– Eastern region: Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

A boon from the three days of heavy downpour is that it will help fill up large dams as well as reservoirs in the east with this significantly helping ease the El Niño effect in the first half of 2024, he said.

This may also be the last batch of heavy rain as it is expected to decrease from next month onwards, unless tropical storms hit the country.

So far there have been 13 storms in the Pacific Ocean this year with 16 more expected till the end of December.

It is uncertain whether  they will move into Thailand with continuous monitoring required, Seri said.


Top: This Black Marble Nighttime Blue/Yellow Composite (Day/Night Band) false-colour image shows Typhoon Khanun nearing Taiwan on August 2, 2023. This image was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite.

Front Page: Maps published by Dr. Seri Supharathit and shared by Naewna newspaper

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