Seven southern provinces were warned to brace for heavy and very heavy torrential rains as of Friday until Saturday as the direct result of the strong high pressure area from China which has covered the northeastern region Friday night.
The seven southern provinces expected to be lashed with downpour for two running days are Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.
The situation will improve slightly from Sunday until next Wednesday as only certain areas in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat will experience heavy rains.
The lower Gulf of Thailand will be lashed with gusty winds with waves as high s 2-3 metres and, as such, people living along the coast have been warned to be aware of high waves while small boats were told to remain ashore.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)