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Thailand bracing for not 1, but 3 major storms on the way

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Thailand seems to go from one extreme to another. Last year it was a drought severe to the point that you literally could walk across Pattaya's main reservoir without getting your feet wet. This year it is so much rain that major flooding is occurring and Pattaya's main reservoir is now full to overflowing, along with flood damage to thousands of homes throughout the country. I've never seen as much damaging rain as Thailand is getting this year.

You want to tell me again all about how there's no climate change, Mr. Trump?

The last thing Thailand needs is even more torrential rain, but it certainly looks like it is going to happen, and soon - three times.

Again, I urge those of you in Thailand to make sure you are prepared. Sometimes these warnings turn out to be a big nothing, but sometimes it does happen as predicted. You never know. I hope none of you find out the hard way that you should have been prepared.
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Storm trio threaten to wreak havoc

'Lionrock' to make landfall today

10 October, 2021

Thailand has been warned to brace for three storms, with the first set to make landfall today, according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

The department on Saturday issued a strong warning that Tropical Storm Lionrock will sweep into upper Vietnam where it will downgrade to a tropical depression.

The upper part of the Northeast is expected to take a battering.

Lionrock is expected to unleash heavy rainfalls until Tuesday, said Team Consulting Engineering and Management Plc, or "Team Group", which analyses storm situations.

The team said there has been confirmation of two other storms which are brewing and likely to influence the weather in Thailand after Lionrock.

The confirmation was made by Tropical Storm Risk website and weather analysis agencies in the UK and Japan, said Team Consulting CEO Chavalit Chanthararat.

One of the two further incoming storms, Kompasu, is being closely watched as there is still uncertainty over how hard it will hit the Vietnamese city of Danang and capital Hanoi and whether it will dissipate by Thursday.

Parts of the Thai Northeast and Central Plains, as well as the eastern and western provinces, should prepare for heavy rain in the latter half of the week, warned Mr Chavalit.

After that, a tropical depression now brewing in the South China Sea could trigger more wet weather for Thailand from next weekend onwards, said the Team Group CEO. If the three storms were all to hit hard or coincide, flooding could result in many areas lasting until early next month, he said.

In response to the approaching Lionrock storm, Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has ordered governors of all provinces to prepare for further floods in the coming days and where necessary, follow emergency response procedure.

Yesterday, the National Water Command's Facebook page reported that levels in the country's main rivers, except those in the North, were likely to rise. At the moment, each reservoir is about 69% full on average.

Sixteen reservoirs in danger of overflowing include Kwae Noi Bamroong Daen, Thap Salao, Lam Phra Ploeng, Lam Takong and Khun Dan Prakan Chon.

Witsanu Attavanich, a Kasetsart University expert in climate change, said yesterday the last lap of the rainy season could bring above-average rainfall.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... reak-havoc
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Thailand prepares for onslaught of tropical storm ‘Lionrock’ this weekend

By Pattaya Mail

October 10, 2021

The depression in the central part of the South China Sea has intensified into tropical storm ‘Lionrock,’ which is expected to make landfall in upper Vietnam on October 10-11. Meanwhile, all provincial authorities in Thailand are being asked to prepare for heavy precipitation.

The Meteorological Department has issued an announcement about the ‘Lionrock’ tropical storm, which developed from a depression in the South China Sea. The storm, which is now heading north-northwest, is expected to pass over China’s Hainan Island and then make landfall in upper Vietnam on October 10-11. There is a possibility of increased rainfall in Thailand’s Northeast, should the storm dissipate.

The strong southwest monsoon covering the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand and the low-pressure trough prevailing over the Central Region and lower part of the Northeastern Region are causing heavy rains in the lower Northeast, the East and the South. Waves are expected to be 2-3 meters high off the Andaman coast and in the Gulf of Thailand. Small boats in the Andaman Sea should keep ashore.

Due to the presence of ‘Lionrock’, the Central Disaster Management Command, under the direction of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief, has requested provincial authorities and regional Disaster Prevention and Mitigation offices to closely follow the weather situation and be mindful of associated risks. Local administrative bodies were being asked to warn people in areas deemed to be at risk and areas which were already facing an accumulation of water.

People who encounter natural disasters can call the 24-hour hotline 1784 for assistance

Story and photos: https://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnew ... end-375142

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So far over the past few days Pattaya has gotten mostly light misty sprinkles and that's about it. We'll see what happens next.
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Thailand’s Meteorological Department forecasts more rain nationwide caused by tropical storm “Kompasu”

By Nop Meechukhun

13 October 2021

The Thai Meteorological Department today, October 13th, reported 7-day weather forecasts of more rains with isolated heavy to very heavy rain all over Thailand caused by tropical storm “Kompasu” from today through to the 18th of October.

In general, between October 12th – the 16th, a monsoon trough lies across the Central, the East, and the lower Northeast while a strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, causing more rains with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in the North, the Northeast, the Central area including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East, and the South.

During the 17th – the 18th, high-pressure air from China is forecast to extend to the North and the Northeast of Thailand with isolated rain over the areas. The monsoon trough will move down to lie across the lower Central, the upper South, and the East with thundershowers while the southwest monsoon will weaken with less rain over the South (west coast). The wind and waves over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will also weaken.

In northern Thailand, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain are expected between October 12th – the 16th while isolated thundershowers are forecast during the 17th – the 18th with a minimum temperature of 22°C and a maximum temperature of 35°C.

In northeastern Thailand, scattered thundershowers are expected between the 12th and the 16th while isolated heavy to very heavy rain is during the 12th and the 14th – 15th of October. Isolated thundershowers will be forecast from the 17th to the 18th with a minimum temperature of 21°C and a maximum temperature of 32°C.

In central Thailand, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rain is forecast during the 12th – the 16th while isolated to scattered thundershowers are expected from the 17th to the 18th.

For Bangkok and its vicinity, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rain are forecast throughout the period with a minimum temperature of 24°C and a maximum temperature of 34°C.

In eastern Thailand, which includes Chonburi and Pattaya
, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy to very heavy rain are expected throughout the period. Waves are forecast to be about 2-3 meters and above 2 meters in thundershowers during 12 – 16 October and about 1-2 meters and about 2 meters in thundershowers on the 17th and the 18th.

In southern provinces, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain are forecast throughout the period. For the east coast, waves are forecast to be about 2 meters and above 2 meters in thundershowers during 12 – 16 October in the and about 1 meter and about 1-2 meters in thundershowers during the 17th – the 18th.

For the west coast, waves are forecast to be about 2-3 meters and above 3 meters in thundershowers during 12 – 16 October in the and about 1-2 meter and about 2 meters in thundershowers during the 17th – the 18th.

The department also warned people in the risky areas to beware of heavy rain and its accumulation that may cause flash floods and overflows, especially during 12 – 16 October.

All ships in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand should proceed with caution and keep away from thundershowers. Small boats in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf should keep ashore.

https://tpnnational.com/2021/10/13/thai ... m-kompasu/

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