Severe rain in southern Thailand

POPULAR tourist destinations in southern Thailand will be drenched with heavy rain during November 28-December 1 as warned by the Thai Meteorological Department this afternoon (Nov. 28).

The weather warning says that a low pressure system over the Malaysian coast is moving slowly through lower South, and then into the Andaman Sea, with this bringing continuous torrential rain during November 28-December 1.

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Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thai are among the provinces that will be getting driving rain with the others being Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat Trang, Satun and Chumphon

Meanwhile the Malaysian Meteorological Department likewise issued a weather warning today that torrential rain is expected to continue over of Kelantan, Pahang including Cameron Highlands, Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Thursday November 30.

An INN News report today says that days of continuous heavy rain in Phatthalung province led to forest runoffs from Khao Banthat Wildlife Reserve flooding many districts, among which are Kong Ra, Tamot, Pa Bon and Srinagarindra.

There have also been landslides onto a key road in this southern province, and cracks indicate that more could occur soon.


Top and in-text: Residents of Phatthalung province cope with the torrential rain and floods as best they can. Photos: INN News