More rain countrywide forecast for June 8-11

More isolated heavy to very heavy rain will hit all regions of the country from today until June 11 as a strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand while a monsoon trough is lying across Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, according to the latest announcement of the Meteorological Department.

Provinces to be affected on June 8-9 are:

� Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Phetchabun in the North;

� Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast;

� Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Phetchaburi in the Central;

� Chon Buri, Rayong Chanthaburi and Trat in the East; and,

� Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi in the South.

Provinces to be affected on June 10-11 are:

� Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, Phichit and Phetchabun in the North;

� Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast;

� Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi in the Central; and,

� Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East.

Waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand from Surat Thani and northward are expected to be 2-3 metres high. All vessels are advised to proceed with caution while small boats to stay ashore during June 8-11.

People in coastal areas in the East and the South's west coast are also advised to beware of storm surges.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)