Tembin will bring heavy rains in South from tonight

Tropical storm Tembin which is approaching Vietnamese coast today will cause heavy rains in the Lower South from tonight.

Wanchai Sak-udomchai, director-general of the Meteorological Department, said sporadic rains today in Bangkok was an impact from tropical storm Tembin which is approaching Vietnam’s southern coast and Thailand’s central area, including the edge of Bangkok.

He said this has resulted in a drop of 1-2 degrees Celsius today.

But he said the storm will be weakened rapidly into depression and low-pressure system after it encounters the cold spell which is now blanketing Thailand, and will move down to the Gulf of Thailand and Lower South.

This will result in heavy rains in Lower South which include Phetchburi, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat from tonight until December 27.

Tembin has left more than 200 dead in the Philippines and spread flooding rainfall across parts of Vietnam into Tuesday.