Thai Meteorological Department Weather Warning – Tropical Storm PODUL

At 4.00 p.m. on 28 August, Tropical Storm PODUL category 3, was centred at latitude 16.8 degrees north, longitude 115.6 degrees east having a maximum sustained wind of 80 km/hr.  

At a speed of about 35 km/hr, it is moving west through Hainan to the Gulf of Tonkin and going to make landfall over upper Vietnam by 30 August. From 29 August to 1 September, it will affect Thailand with more rains likely while torrential rains and strong winds will affect some of the Northeast by 29 August, then the North, the East and the South (west coast).  

Severe conditions may cause flash floods.  Affected areas are as follows:

29 August 2019, heavy to very heavy rains: 
Northeast: Bueng Kan, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Anat Charoen, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani        
East: Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat.         
South (west coast): Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun        

30-31 August 2019, heavy to very heavy rains:         
North: Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phichit and Phetchabun.         
Northeast: Loei, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Kalasin        
Central: Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Chai Nat and Nakhon Sawan         East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong,         Chanthaburi and Trat.         
South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun        

1 September 2019, heavy rain: 
North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet        
Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Chai Nat        
East: Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat        
South: Phetchaburi, Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket        

From 29 August to 1 September, the strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand leading to more rainfalls in the South and the East with isolated heavy rains possible. The strong wind will result in waves up to 2-3 metres high in the Andaman Sea, 2-3 metres high in the upper Gulf and more than 3 metres high in thundershower areas.

All ships should proceed with caution. Small boats should keep ashore, and stay tuned for the weather updates.            
The advisory was in effect on 28 August 2019, at 5.00 p.m.