Floods cause havoc in many northern, central, northeastern provinces

Floods are now causing havoc in several northern, northeastern, central and southern provinces and are becoming a concern as the Meteorological Department today forecasts more rains will hit the country's northern, northeastern, central, and southern region this week.

So far authorities reported floods have wreaked havoc in Phrae, Uthai Thani, Sukhothai, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Lopburi, Phetchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phang Nga, and Trang.

Meanwhile, the weather forecaster said more rains are expected as the monsoon trough is still moving through the north and upper northeastern regions while the moderate strength southwesterly wind is also blowing across the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand.

As a consequence, rains will continue this week with heavy rains in some areas, mostly in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Tak, Uttaradit, Loei, Nong Bua Lampoo, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Kanchanaburi, Suphanburi, Chai Nat, Lopburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Ratchaburi, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Phang Nga, and Krabi.

It warned people in these areas to be on alert of dangers from rains and accumulated rainwater in mountainous areas, particularly flash floods.

For Bangkok and adjacent provinces, rains are expected in the afternoon, with heavy rains in some areas.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)