"Category 3 Tropical Storm LINFA"
No. 5 Time Issued October 11, 2020
At 4.00 p.m. a Category 3 Tropical Storm LINFA over Quang Ngai, Vietnam due 350 km east of Ubon Ratchathani or latitude 15.2 degrees north, longitude 108.1 degrees east. With its sustained wind of 65 km/hr, it is moving west at a speed of about 30 km/hr. By tonight, the storm tends to weaken to a Category 2 tropical depression and further a Category 1 active low-pressure cell, respectively. Isolated heavy rains with strong winds affects the eastern part of the lower northeastern provinces: Mukdahan, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Surin, Buriram and Nakhon Ratchasima.
The strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. From 1112 October, continuous rainfall with some heavy will be forecast for the lower central region including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East and the upper South regions. People should beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash floods and water runoff.
In the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand, the strong wind forces the wave up to 2-3 meters high and more than 3 meters high in thundershowers. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore.
In addition, a category 1 active low-pressure cell over the Philippines has intensified to a category 2 tropical depression. It is moving to the upper South China Sea, tending to get more strength as a category 3 tropical storm. From 13-14 October, it will move closed to Hainan.
The advisory is in effect on 11 October 2020, at 5.00 p.m.
This next issue will be at 11 October 2020, at 11.00 p.m.
(Signed) Kornravee Sitthichivapak
(Miss Kornravee Sitthichivapak)
Thai Meteorological Department