Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, India – Tropical Storm Pabuk Update (GDACS, JTWC, Thai Meteorological Department, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 January 2019)

Tropical storm PABUK continued north-west towards southern Thailand, strengthening. On 4 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approx. 205 km south-east of Nakhon Si Thammarat with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h. It is forecast to reach south Sichon on 4 January at 12.00 UTC with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h and to reach the Andaman Islands (India) on 6 January. Heavy rainfall, with the risk of flash flooding and landslides, strong winds and storm surge could affect southern Thailand, southern Myanmar, northern Malaysia and Andaman Islands over 4-6 January. The Authorities in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province (Thailand) have issued evacuation orders for more than 30 000 people living in six seaside districts.