Storm Pabuk: One person dead as Thailand's worst storm in decades makes landfall – The Independent

storm-pabuk-one-person-dead-as-thailands-worst-storm-in-decades-makes-landfall-the-independent Storm Pabuk: One person dead as Thailand's worst storm in decades makes landfall - The Independent

Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall over Pak Phanang in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat at 12.45pm local time on Friday (5.45am GMT), according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

The storm was moving northwest at a speed of 18kmph and had maximum winds of 75kmph (46mph).

Officials have warned of torrential downpours, landslides, flash floods and coastal waves up to five metres high. The affected areas on Friday include Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

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