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People in 30 provinces have been warned of flash floods and overflows as heavy to heavy to rains continue to hit much of Thailand today (August 8).

Warning from the meteorological department: Today, August 8th, thunderstorms and showers are expected over much of Thailand.

The moderate southwest monsoon prevailing across the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf, combined with a low-pressure area over the upper part of Vietnam and southern China, will bring thunderous downpours to the majority of the country, with a greater impact in the west, and isolated heavy to very heavy rains in the north, upper northeast, east, and south.

Waves in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand could reach heights of 1-2 meters, and during storms, over 2 meters.

The warning applies to residents of the following provinces:

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, and Tak
Northeast: Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom
Central: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, and Samut Sakhon
East: Chanthaburi and Trat
South (eastern coast): Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat.
South (western coast): Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun.

Previous article The National Committee on Water Resources of Thailand has issued a warning for 8 provinces located near the Mekong River regarding possible floods due to heavy rains, starting from Thursday, August 10th, until Tuesday, August 15th.

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