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Marine office issues weather warnings for small boats

After the turbulent weather that had descended on Phuket this week, a warning remains from the Phuket Marine Office, casting a temporary restriction upon small boats venturing into open seas, including Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. The warning remains despite the high westerly winds abating today and into the weekend.

Nachapong Pranit, Chief of the Phuket Marine Office, referred to the Thai Meteorological Department’s alert regarding heavy rains and high winds dominating the Andaman Sea. The waves, were forecast to reach as high as 3 metres in open waters this week “posing a serious risk to maritime safety, warranting immediate action”.

Winds of up to 30 knots from the west hit Phuket on Wednesday and Thursday with even higher winds recorded on Wednesday evening across the island.

“This restriction was to be in effect until the 20th of July, 2023”.

Winds for the weekend are forecast to be up 10 15 knots although there is also rain predicted for Phuket during July 22 and 23.

This week’s rain and high winds follows a longer-than-expected dry spell across the island. Usually the wet season would start in the second half of April but unseasonably good weather has been a pleasant surprise for locals and tourists.

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