(25 October) The Thai Meteorological Department has advised tourists against swimming in or venturing out to the seas off the shore of Songkhla province due to dangerous weather.
The meteorological department responsible for the southeastern province said that heavy rains would be hitting the region in upcoming days and may cause big waves at several beaches.
In the most severe conditions, the waves could be as high as 3 metres, the report says.
Mr. Somsak Tantiseranee, Mayor of Songkhla Municipality, also expressed his concern for the tourists visiting the province during the ongoing monsoon season.
According to the mayor, tourists who planned to visit Samila beach and Chalatat beach should be extremely careful when they go swimming in the sea. He suggested it would be best for the tourists to avoid sea-swimming at all if possible.
He added that the authority is attempting to avoid any risk due to several reports about tourists drowning during monsoon season.
As a precaution, Songkhla Municipality has also placed warning signs around the pine trees at the beach informing the tourists not to picnic under the trees, as the pine trees could be uprooted by strong gusts of winds.
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