Tropical storm Pabuk veers away from Kawthoung, travel services restored

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Travel services resume in Kawthoung yesterday. Photo: Kyaw Soe

The Taninthayi Region’s authorities reopened border gates and island resorts, which were suspended due to tropical storm Pabuk crossing near Kawthoung, after the weather bureau lifted its warning on the storm yesterday.
Local tourism businesses returned to normal yesterday, with motorboats providing ferry services to local and foreign travelers to island resorts. Ferry services between Kawthoung and Ranouhg also resumed yesterday. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department announced yesterday that cyclonic storm Pabuk over the Andaman Sea has weakened into a Deep Depression. The storm is centred at about 160 miles south-southwest of Coco Island, 280 miles south-southwest of Hainggyigyun (Myanmar) and 10 miles south-southeast of Port Blair (India). The department has forecast there will be a few clouds over the Bay of Bengal, and weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy over the Andaman Sea.


—Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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