The North and Northeast regions will continue to be hit with widespread rain and isolated torrential downpours during Aug 16-17 as tropical storm “Bebinca” is expected to move to upper Vietnam and Laos during that period, the Meteorological Department said in its weather forecast this morning.
As of 4am today, the storm was almost stationary over the South China Asea with maximum sustained winds of about 65 kilometres an hour.
Flash floods are possible in risk areas in the North and Northeast. People are advised to beware of a severe weather condition.
In the South, the strong southwest monsoon is still prevailing over the region. Wind waves are expected to be 2-4 metres high in the Andaman Sea and 2-3 metres high in the upper Gulf of Thailand.
All vessels should proceed with caution and small boats should keep ashore. People living also the western and eastern coasts should beware of strong winds.