Heavy rain, flash floods forecast for most of Thailand as Typhoon Noru heads to Vietnam
BANGKOK — The influence of super yphoon Noru is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rain causing flash floods and runoffs in many Thailand provinces from Wednesday to Saturday.
The Thai Meteorological Department said on Monday evening that Noru was moving from the center of the South China Sea to make landfall in central Vietnam on Wednesday. On Thursday it is expected to head to the northeast of Vietnam before weakening into a tropical storm and depression.
Noru, teamed up with the strengthening southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand the Gulf of Thailand, will bring heavy to very heavy rain and gusty winds to the North, Northeast, Central region including Greater Bangkok, the East and the South from Wednesday to Saturday.
People have been warned of flash floods and overflow, especially along waterways near foothills and lowlands. Coastal communities should beware of high tides and rough seas.
The department also forecast 2- to 3-meter-high waves from Wednesday to Saturday in the Andaman Sea and upper Gulf, which will become higher under thundershowers.
High waves have also been predicted for the lower Gulf, while ships and boats have been advised to stay onshore until Saturday.
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