Articles tagged "thailand"

noul flood sept 2020

At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million...

September 22, 2020

thailand flood aug 20 2020

40 000 people affected, 4 000 houses damaged as heavy monsoon rains hit wide swaths of northern Thailand

Heavy monsoon rains have been lashing wide swaths of northern Thailand since August 20, 2020. 4 000 homes were damaged, 40 000 people affected and more than 1 000 displaced. Authorities reported that flooding has affected 382 villages in 25 districts in eight...

August 25, 2020

over thailand at 0820z august 21 2020 f

Flash floods brought by remnants of Tropical Storm "Higos" expected to hit 40 provinces, Thailand

Flash floods brought by remnants of Tropical Storm "Higos" are expected to hit 40 provinces in Thailand this weekend, August 22 and 23, 2020. Mae Hong Son and Nan in the North, Loei in the Northeast, Nakhon Sawan in the Central Region, and Nakhon Nayok in...

August 22, 2020

tropical storm sinlaku hits vietnam and thailand aug 1 2020

Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" kills 2 in Vietnam, floods more than 1 000 houses in Thailand

Flash flooding brought by Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" killed at least two people in Vietnam and swept through thousands of houses in 18 provinces of Thailand over the weekend. Sinlaku formed on August 1 as the third named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon...

August 03, 2020

thailand flood july 7 2020

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads...

July 09, 2020

mekong river june 17 2020

Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

thailand severe weather 2 april 13 2020

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Severe weather, including strong winds and thunderstorms, hit 21 provinces in north, north-east, east and central Thailand, including capital Bangkok, from April 12 to 15, 2020. As a result, two people have lost their lives and at least 3 269 houses were damaged by...

April 15, 2020

thailand drought jan 8 2020

Worst drought in 40 years turns tap water saline, impacts health and agriculture, Thailand

Thailand is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, causing tap water to turn saline as the water level at Chao Phraya River-- a major water source-- dropped too low to keep seawater out. According to authorities, the dry spell is also affecting water for...

January 17, 2020

hail storm thailand dec 28 2019

Severe hailstorm triggers blackouts in Chiang Rai, Thailand

A sudden, severe storm caused widespread blackouts and left several homes damaged in three districts of Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai on Saturday night, December 28, 2019. The storm also led to traffic after trees were knocked down along the Chiang...

December 30, 2019

dec 19 2019 0340z f

'Worst floods in 23 years' displace around 37 000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand

Severe flooding displaced some 37 000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported Saturday, December 21, 2019. Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province -- Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae,...

December 22, 2019

gustnado in thailand october 5 2019 f2

Damaging gustnado rips through a gas station in Thailand's Samutprakan

A large and damaging gustnado touched down in Samutprakan province, Thailand, on October 5, 2019. The event was captured on a video, with terrified people running away as the winds swirl through a gas station. Cars were left damage and debris were swept away by the...

October 10, 2019

thailand flood sept 14 2019

At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

Floods from torrential rains swept northern Thailand killing at least 33 residents, reports said on September 16. The violent rain was spawned by two tropical storms - Podul and Kajiki - which caused an impact on 28 provinces, with Isan region as the worst-hit area....

September 18, 2019

tropical storm podul august 29 2019 f

Tropical Storm "Podul" killed 5 in Thailand, damaged 1 000 homes

Tropical storm "Podul" has weakened into a low tropical depression after it made landfall in north-central Vietnam on August 30, 2019, with average wind speed between 40 to 60 km/h (25 to 37 mph). Meanwhile, the storm slammed provinces in the north and...

September 04, 2019

mekong river critical low 2019

Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants....

September 03, 2019

thailand drought measures f

Historic severe drought wreaks havoc in parts of Thailand

Historic severe drought has so far affected 32 000 ha (70 073 acres) of rice crops in Thailand's Phimai district. Officials observed the situation in the district and found rice on 32 000 ha (79 073 acres) have wilted and are on the verge of dying as various...

July 22, 2019

chiang mai storm april 20 2019

1 000 homes damaged as strong storm sweeps through Chiang Mai, Thailand

Up to 1 000 homes have been damaged as severe storm accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds hit Thailands' Chiang Mai Province over the Easter weekend. Thai PBS said 10 districts were blacked out for several hours when the freak summer storm hit the region on...

April 24, 2019

tropical storm pabuk 0710z january 4 2019

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" hits southern Thailand, possibly the worst in decades to hit during peak holiday season

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" made landfall in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand at 05:45 UTC on January 4, 2019 (12:45 LT), with maximum sustained winds of 70 km/h (42 mph). Pabuk brought heavy rain and fears it could end up as the worst...

January 04, 2019

tropical storm pabuk 1320z january 3 2019 himawari8 f

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" to hit Thailand with heavy rain, strong winds

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" is expected to make landfall over southern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on January 4, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It will then continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00...

January 03, 2019

four waterspouts koh lipe thailand november 25 2018

Four waterspouts form near a beach in Koh Lipe, Thailand

Four waterspouts formed almost simultaneously near a beach in Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea, southern Thailand on November 25, 2018, stunning holidaymakers in the area. This rare weather phenomenon took place just before noon (LT) near the village of Chao Lay and...

November 27, 2018

kaen krachan dam pumps august 2018

Major dam in central Thailand's Phetchaburi province expected to overflow August 22

Authorities in Thailand are warning the Kaeng Krachan dam is expected to overflow at Wednesday noon, August 22, 2018, triggering another flood. This is a major dam located in Phetchaburi province, currently holding 777 million m3 of water or 109% of its full...

August 21, 2018

tornado thailand march 2018

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand

At least one person was killed this week in Thailand as intense thunderstorms swept across the country. The storm wreaked havoc in 24 provinces this week, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. 14 of them are in the country's Northeast, 4 in...

March 10, 2018

tropical depression tembin vinta december 22 2017

8 dead, 9 missing as Tropical Cyclone "Tembin" hits Philippines, next in line Vietnam and Thailand

At least eight people have been killed and nine are missing since Tropical Cyclone "Tembin," known locally as Vinta, started affecting the Philippines this week. Tembin made landfall along the east coast of Mindanao early Friday, December 22, 2017, with...

December 22, 2017

tropical storm kai tak december 20 2017

Death toll rises to 46 as TD Vinta nears Philippines, TS Kai-Tak threatens Vietnam, Malaysia

The death toll in the Philippines caused by heavy rain, floods and landslides produced by Tropical Cyclone "Kai-Tak" (Urduja) rose to 46 on Thursday, December 20, 2017. 28 people are still missing. Meanwhile, another tropical system has organized into a...

December 20, 2017

thailand may 3 2017 suomi npp

Worst hailstorm in 30 years hits Thailand's Nakhon Phanom province

What is described as the worst hailstorm in 30 years hit NE Thailand's Renoo Nakhon district of Nakhon Phanom province on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain and ping-pong sized hail for several hours, forcing residents to run for cover....

May 04, 2017

thailand_heat_wave_feat

Thailand suffers strongest heat wave in last 65 years

Thailand is currently experiencing its longest heat wave in the last 65 years as average April temperatures climbed over 40 °C (104 °F). So far, 21 people died of heat-related conditions. Residents are strongly advised to remain indoors as much as possible...

April 29, 2016

road_collapse_north_of_bangkok_thailand_april_4_2016

Drought causes large road collapse north of Bangkok, Thailand

Just days after a truck got pulled into a huge crack on a road north of Bangkok, Thailand another large collapse occurred on the same road today. The crack stretches almost 120 meters (400 feet) and is 4 meters (13 feet) deep. Officials said severe drought caused...

April 04, 2016

thailand_m6 0_may_5_2014_f

Strong and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.0 struck Thailand

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.0 (USGS) struck Thailand on May 5, 2014 at 11:08 UTC (18:08 local time). USGS is reporting very shallow depth of 7.4 km (4.6 miles).Epicenter was located 9 km (6 miles) S of Mae Lao and 27 km (17 miles) SW of Chiang

May 05, 2014

thailand_oil_spill_satellite

Satellite images show "Thailand oil spill" moving toward Koh Kudee but dispersing

Don't cancel your Thailand vacation just yet. Latest satellite images show oil spill is moving away from mainland and going toward popular tourist attraction Koh Kudee island but also dispersing to an extent. Blogger Richard Barrow said

July 31, 2013

1 s2

Petrified giant ancient trees found in Thailand

In 2003, a small section of a large petrified log was found in a reserve forest at Ban Tak District, Tak Province, Thailand, by a villager. This lead to investigation in this area by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and many

March 26, 2013

Thailand night sky

"Stars of Northern Thailand" Timelapse

Photographer Teoh Hui Chieh from Malaysia created a beautiful timelapse of the night sky in Northern Thailand, and he was lucky to capture Polaris - the North Star and Andromeda Galaxy.  The timelapse was taken over the course of 3 nights: 2 nights on a rooftop in

December 29, 2012