Ferry services between Hua Hin and Pattaya will be suspended on Nov 5-6 for safety reason due to strong waves in the Gulf of Thailand, the Prachuap Khiri Khan marine office announced on Saturday (Nov 4).
Kittiporn Thepyu-amnuay, chief of the disaster prevention and mitigation office of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, said the Region 3 marine office announced the suspension of the ferry services after consulting with concerned agencies and the ferry operator.
The Thai Meteorological Department has predicted that waves in the Gulf of Thailand will be 2-3 metres high as low pressure cell covers the lower South.
“Abundant rain still occur over the South that has torrential downpours in some areas. People should beware of possible flash flood and strong winds. Affected areas are Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Krabi, Trang and Satun.”
“The strong wind waves 2-3 meters high are likely in the Gulf and the Andaman Sea. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore. People in the South (east coast) should beware of inshore surge,” according to the Thai Meteorological Department’s weather warning issued at 5pm today (Nov 4).
The ferry services are expected to resume after the weather condition has returned to normal, Mr Kittiporn said.