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More rain forecast for Thailand as Tropical Storm Kompasu makes landfall in Vietnam


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The Thai Meteorological Department has warned this morning of heavy rains in the northeast of the country, while several other regions will be hit by the seasonal monsoon conditions.

The Bangkok Post reported that Kompasu’s wind speed in the centre has recorded a maximum of 100 kilometres per hour. Yesterday the tropical storm moved from the upper South China Sea, westward and was expected to pass China’s Hainan Island last night to make landfall in higher Vietnam, before weakening predicted?

The TMD has warned of heavy rainfall for the northeastern provinces of Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon and Bueng Kan.

Meanwhile, the Bangkok Post reports that heavy rains are forecast in other parts of the country, as a result of the southwest monsoon over the Andaman Sea, the south and the Gulf of Thailand. The lower north and northeast, central Thailand, the east and the south (west coast) are likely to be affected piece by piece.

In a related newspaper article, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang briefed residents on the flood risk in the capital and surrounding areas.

Kwanmuang stated that a water station in the Bang Sai district of Ayutthaya has measured the water flow at 2,817 m³/s, while the water around the Pak Khlong Talat flower market in the capital remains below the flood wall. The water levels at the locks of Klong Song, Saen Saep and Lat Krabang in the east of Bangkok are also (still) normal.

Meanwhile, the Bangkok Post reports an update from the Department of Disaster Management and Civil Protection regarding recent flooding caused by the Dianmu Tropical Depression. Floods were reported in 1,189 sub-districts, in 224 districts and in 33 provinces between September 23 and October 7. A total of 331,440 homes were affected, with 14 people reported dead today. The DDPM says the situation has improved in 19 of the 33 provinces.

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