Meteorological Department warns of Cyclone Roanu in Thailand

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Cyclone Roanu will bring heavy rains to most parts of Thailand and stir the Andaman Sea as it looks set to move towards Myanmar this weekend.

The Meteorological Department has forecast for today that northern Thailand will be showered with heavy rains due to strong southwesterly winds from Cyclone Roanu which looks set to hit Myanmar and the coast of Bangladesh today and tomorrow.

The North, Northeast, Central, East and upper South regions of the country will have a greater chance of heavy rains, so people in these areas are being warned of possible dangers of the rainstorm.

The cyclone will cause rough seas in the Andaman Sea and the upper part of the Gulf. Owners of small boats have been told to avoid going out to sea next week due to the tidal waves which might be up to three meters high.

Cyclone Roanu is currently in the Bay of Bengal and headed in a northeasterly direction at about 20 kilometers an hour. Winds near the eye of the storm are moving at about 75 kilometers per hour.