Myanmar migrant workers residing in southern cities in Thailand have been warned of Tropical Storm Pabuk by the Myanmar embassy yesterday.
The storm warning said Pabuk was moving east from the South China Sea at a 65 km/hr around 4 pm on 2 January. The storm was passing Indochina and reaching the Gulf of Thailand around 2-3 January. The storm will reach Chumpon and Surat Thani districts in Southern Thailand late on 4 January. Heavy rain is forecasted in those regions from 3 to 5 January and local residents have been warned to take necessary precautions and fishermen are prevented from going out to sea during that period.
Similarly, the Disaster Management Committee of Kawthoung District and its townships have issued warnings of the tropical storm to villages and townships in the districts yesterday.
Their warnings said Tropical Storm Pabuk is forecasted to head towards the sea 295 miles southeast of Nakhon Si Thammarat in Thailand and 400 miles southeast of Kawthoung. The storm will continue inland and will pass close to Nakhon Si Thammarat, located south of Kawthoung, and enter the Andaman Sea. Fishermen have been warned to suspend fishing trips and local people are receiving necessary instructions from authorities.
—Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)