Tropical depression to bring rain Nov 19-21

Rain and isolated heavy rain is likely in the East, the lower Central including Bangkok, and the South on Nov 19-21 as a result of a tropical depression, the Thai Meteorological Department warned at 5pm on Friday (Nov 17).

As of 4pm on Nov 17, the tropical depression over the western Philippines with sustained winds of 55 kilometres per hour was moving west-northwest with a speed of 27 kilometres per hour.

It is expected to make a landfall over lower Vietnam and Cambodia during Nov 19-21.

Therefore, rain and isolated heavy rain is likely in the following provinces:

Nov 19-20: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Bangkok and vicinity, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.

Nov 20-21: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi.

People are warned of possible flash floods and strong winds.

Moderate wind waves about 2 metres high are expected in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.  All vessels should proceed with caution.  People on the east coast of the South should beware of inshore surges.