People living in 25 provinces in Thailand’s east, north and north-east are being warned by the Meteorological Department to brace for flash flooding and overflowing waterways from Thursday through Saturday, as a result of heavy rain triggered by Tropical Storm Mulan.

Mulan has been heading in a north-northeast direction at a speed of 20kph and is expected to make landfall in northern Vietnam on Thursday. This will bring heavy to very heavy rain.

The worst affected provinces on Thursday are forecast to be Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

On Friday, provinces expected to get a drenching are Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Phitsanuloke, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

On Saturday, affected provinces include Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanuloke, Tak Sukhothai, Phetchabun,Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Bueng Kan.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service

By tladmin