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Northern-Northeastern Thailand warned to watch out for impact of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak

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Tropical thunderstorm approaching, near Koh Samui Island, Surat Thani

Tropical thunderstorm approaching, near Koh Samui Island, Surat Thani. Photo: Tatjana8047.

BANGKOK, 17 August 2012 (NNT) – The weather bureau has warned residents in the upper part of Thailand to watch out for the impact of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak during the next few days.

According to the Meteorological Department’s latest announcement, issued on Thursday, Tropical Storm Kai-Tak has been hovering near the eastern part of the Hainan Island of China, with the wind speed of 120 kilometers per hour at its center.

The Met Department stated that the storm has also been moving towards the northwest of the island at the speed of 20 kilometers per hour.

And as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak is expected to land on the Hainan Island on Friday, the Meteorological Department said that more rain is forecast for Thailand’s northern and northeastern regions, with heavy rain also likely in some areas, until Sunday.

It added that the southwestern monsoon system over the Andaman Sea, parts of Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand has been strengthening and causing more rain and some heavy rain in the country’s west and east coasts of the South.

National News Bureau of Thailand

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