36 Provinces warned to brace for heavy rain Aug 16-19

As tropical storm Bebinca is approaching Vietnam, 36 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and South have been warned to brace for intensive rain and isolated terrential downpours during Aug 16-1, according to the Meteorological Department’s latest weather forecast this morning.

At 4 am this morning, tropical storm Bebinca was 400 kilometres northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, with a maximum sustained wind of about 70km/hour. The storm was moving in the westerly direction at the speed of 16km/hr. It is expected to reach upper Vietnam tomorrow.

The storm will then decline to become a tropical depression and a low-pressure cell over Laos by Aug 18. Isolated torrential downpours are forecast in all regions of the country.

To be particularly affected during Aug 16-18 are:

Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Tak in the North;

Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin and Mukdahan in the Northeast;

Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East; and

Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket in the South.

To be affected on Aug 19 are: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai and Tak in the North; Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East; and, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket in the South.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)

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