" Tropical Storm KAITAK"
No. 16 Time Issued December 23, 2017
The low pressure cell over Malaysia is expected to decay during 23-24 December. There remains an increase of rainfall volume with torrential downpour especially in provinces of Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang 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 high pressure over upper Thailand begins weak with a rise in temperature but still brings about the upper country outbreaks of continuous cold spells and fog in some places. People stay safe and keep healthy.
Tropical storm due west of the coast of the Philippines is moving west to the middle South China Sea and Vietnam during 24-26 December. More rain is forecast for Thailand during 26-28 December.
The advisory is effect on 23 December 2017, at 11.00 p.m.
The next issue will be at 24 December 2017, at 5.00 a.m.
(Signed) Wanchai Sakudomchai
(Mr. Wanchai Sakudomchai)
Thai Meteorological Department