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Storm ‘Chaba’ to impact Thailand, meteorologists say

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Thailand’s monsoon season is still alive and kicking, with a new storm expected to bring more winds and gusty rain to the country from today (Friday) until tomorrow (Saturday).

The Thai Meteorological Department said a tropical storm ‘Chaba’ has occurred over the upper South China Sea. The storm is expected to cause isolated heavy to very heavy rains in Thailand’s North, Northeast, East, Central, and South regions.

Strong winds are expected in the upper Andaman Sea. Waves are expected to be 2-3 metres high, and more than 3 metres high during thundershowers. In the upper Gulf of Thailand, waves could reach about 2 metres high.

As usual, the meteorological department warns people to be careful of overflows and flash floods. Ships are warned to stay ashore during thundershowers, and small boats in the upper Andaman Sea are cautioned to stay ashore until July 6.

Storms in Thailand regularly damage property, especially in poorer areas where houses are built of fragile materials. Last week, communities in Northeast Thailand were the latest to bear the brunt of the country’s monsoon season. Rain plundered 3 villages in Nakhon Ratchasima province, damaging 48 houses and several crops. In photos, the houses appeared to be built with wood and other fragile materials.

The Nong Sung district chief, along with local officials, handed out relief bags to residents whose houses took a hit and inspected the damage. Luckily, no casualties were reported.

Check out the video below to learn more about Thailand’s wet season…

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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