"Tropical Depression (Category 2) in middle South China Sea"
No. 4 Time Issued October 16, 2020
At 4.00 am on 16 October, the category 2 tropical depression over the middle South China Sea or latitude 15.0 degrees north, longitude 115.0 degrees east with the maximum sustained winds about 55 km/hr is moving west at a speed of about 18 km/hr. From 17-18 October, it is expected to make landfall over middle Vietnam. In the lower North, Central and Northeast and the East regions, heavy to very heavy rains are forecast in some places with strong winds. People should beware of the severe conditions that may cause flash floods and water runoff.
Affected areas are as followings:
16-17 October 2020
North: Kamphaengphet, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Phetchabun and Tak.
Northeast: Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Roi Et, Yasothon, Mukdahan Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen
Central: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lopburi, Kanchanaburi, Suphanburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom, including Bangkok and its vicinity
East: Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
South: Phetchaburi Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun
18 October 2020
Northeast: Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram
Central: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom
East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat
South: Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi and Trang
In addition, the active monsoon trough lies across the Central, the South and the East into the low pressure cell over Cambodia, and the strong southwest monsoon covers the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand. Isolated heavy to very heavy rains are still forecast.
The strong wind waves are 2-3 meters high in the Andaman Sea, and more than 3 meters in thundershowers. People should be aware of inshore surf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore.
The advisory is in effect on 16 October 2020, at 5.00 a.m.
This next issue will be at 16 October 2020, at 11.00 a.m.
(Signed) Kornravee Sitthichivapak
(Miss Kornravee Sitthichivapak)
Thai Meteorological Department