Thai authorities have asked the population of more than a dozen provinces in the south of the country to exercise caution before the arrival of the storm Pabuk, which is approaching the Gulf of Thailand today.
The storm will primarily affect the islands of Samui, Tao and Phangan, where provincial governor Witchawut Jinto ordered to monitor the naval traffic and advised to cancel the service of tourist boats, reports the newspaper "Bangkok Post".
Torrential rains are also expected, with the risk of flash floods, as a result of the tropical depression Pabuk in the southern part of the country, with sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour, says the meteorological service. .
The winds could create waves of up to 7 meters in the Gulf of Thailand and flood part of the coast, according to experts.
Several small fishing populations have ceased their activities due to the storm, which will affect the region until Saturday.