"Tropical Storm KAITAK"
No. 9 Time Issued December 22, 2017
At 4.00 a.m. today (22 December), tropical storm KAITAK locates at latitude 6.2 °N, longitude 107.4 °E with maximum sustained wind of 74 km/hr. It is moving west at a speed of 30 km/hr. During 23-25 December, it is forecast to decline as a tropical depression moving near Malaysia and the lower South of Thailand. There remains an increase of rainfall volume with torrential downpour especially in provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Stun. Residents keep watch for inshore surge and possible flash flood. Rough sea will be likely 2-4 meters high in the lower Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore.
The strong high pressure over upper Thailand begins weak with a rise in temperature but still brings about the North outbreaks of continuous cold spells. People stay safe and keep healthy.
The advisory is effect on 22 December 2017, at 5.00 a.m.
The next issue will be at 22 December 2017, at 11.00 a.m.
(Signed) Wanchai Sakudomchai
(Mr. Wanchai Sakudomchai)
Thai Meteorological Department