10 southern provinces warned of heavy and very heavy rain today until tomorrow

Depression Damrey has covered Cambodia with its epi-centre about 150 km northeast of Phnom Penh at about 4 am today (Nov 5) and it is now moving westward at a speed of 20 km/h and is expected to weaken into low pressure cell, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

The department also warned people in 10 southern provinces to brace for heavy and very heavy rain from today until Monday as a result of low pressure cell which is covering the lower part of the South. This may case flash flood and river orverflows, it added.

The 10 provinces facing torrential rain are Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phetthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

The Weatherman also warned fishermen and sailors to exercise caution when venturing out to the sea, predicting waves about 2-3 metres high in Gulf as well as the Andaman Sea.

People living on the beaches were also warned to brace for high waves.

Mercury in the northern and northeastern provinces has dropped 3-5 degrees Celsius whereas in the Central Plains, the eastern region and Bangkok, temperature has dropped 2-4 degrees Celsius.