More rain in parts of South and upper North

THE  tropical storm Tembin, which killed at least 240 people in the Philippines and is now sweeping through Vietnam, is expected bring more rain as it downgrade to a low pressure and then hit southern Thailand this evening.

Downpours are likely in some areas of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani provinces in the South.

The sea in the Gulf of Thailand is rough with 2-4 meters high waves and all ships should proceed with caution and small boats keep ashore during Dec. 26-27.

Meanwhile a westerly trough from Myanmar is move to cover the upper North during Dec. 27-28 , leading to isolated rain in this region.

The temperature in Bangkok will be dropping by 2-4° Celsius during Dec. 30 ,2017 –Jan 1, 2018. Minimum temperature  will be 19-21° Celsius and maximum temperature 26-30° Celsius.

A BBC report says that Storm Tembin that threatened southern Vietnam has weakened and is expected to dissipate within 48 hours.

The Weather Prediction Center says the storm, with wind gusts up to 58mph (93km/h), is 170 miles south-southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, and is moving westward.

Nearly a million people were earlier told to prepare for evacuation and some 70,000 were moved from low-lying areas.

The Vietnamese government earlier ordered oil rigs and vessels to be secured and warned that about 62,000 fishing boats should not go out to sea, Reuters news agency reports.

“Vietnam must ensure the safety of its oil rigs and vessels,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was quoted as saying. “If necessary, close the oil rigs and evacuate workers.”


Top: Municipal workers evacuate a local woman as Typhoon Tembin approaches in Ben Tre, Vietnam, on December 25. Photo: EPA via BBC