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Phuket Weather Forecast Bleak, More Flooding Feared

Monday, August 27, 2012
UPDATE

Heavy rain lashed Phuket again on Tuesday, with more storms forecast and small boats warned not to put to sea.

Original Report

PHUKET: The weather forecast for Phuket is bleak through until Thursday with a 70 percent chance of rain, the Phuket-based Southern Meteorological Centre (West Coast) predicted today.

Heavy rain engulfed Phuket City before lunch and continued towards late afternoon.

Residents were concerned about a possible repetition of last week's unprecedented flooding, which damaged 1000 shops in and around Old Phuket Town and forced 600 families out of their homes.

Forecasters said today the rain would be accompanied by waves of up to three metres and winds of 20-40 kmh, not suitable for small boats taking to the Andaman Sea.

Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupapana has asked for the national government to pay for an upgrade in the Phuket capital's drainage system to prevent what she fears will be more flooding with global warning.

The national government however has the priority of making sure central Thailand and Bangkok are not flooded as they were last year.

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Phuket, it is now time to pay back what you have done to mother nature...

Posted by Skipp on August 27, 2012 14:08

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Flud o' mud again on San Sabai.

Posted by ssresident on August 27, 2012 16:49

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"The national government however has the priority of making sure central Thailand and Bangkok are not flooded as they were last year"

That's just a bad joke..some areas may be flooded, others need to be protected. What about taking care of the whole country, dear Government ?

As monsoon and heavy downpour isn't new to Thailand in this time of the year, it's every year surprising again, how offcials look at it as children at the x-mas tree.

Posted by Resident on August 27, 2012 20:28

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I am arriving back in Phuket on Sunday and I do not care what the weather is like as long as I meet the lovely people and get to see more of the natural beauty and culture that I love.

Posted by Arthur on August 28, 2012 04:44

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Worse to come looking on TMD.

Posted by agogohome on August 28, 2012 07:44


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