Super typhoon Mangkhut to affect Thailand next week

 The Thai Meteorological Department has reported that super typhoon Mangkhut will affect the country next week.

Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to follow tropical storm Barijat, which weakened to a low pressure, from the Pacific Ocean, passing over Luzon Island in the Philippines to reach Taiwan between September 14 and 15 before entering the East Sea, again bringing monsoon conditions to Thailand during between September 17 and 19. 

Provinces in the upper northeast have been warned of downpours and possible flash floods. Farmers have been told to protect their crops, while riverside communities are at risk of overflows. 

Thai citizens are urged to follow weather reports and warnings from the Meteorological Department.-VNA