Cyclone Amphan. Photo: cyclocane

BANGKOK: Meteorological Department has issued a storm warning for many provinces until Thursday triggered by tropical cyclone Amphan in the Bay of Bengal, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).

It said tropical cyclone Amphan with maximum sustained winds of about 180 km/h is moving north and is expected to make landfall over Bangladesh between May 20-21.

The rather strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand. It warned people to beware of heavy rain, possible flash floods, stormy seas and severe conditions.

Waves in the Andaman Sea could be about 2 metres and more than 2 metres high during thundershowers.

All ships should proceed with caution and to keep away from the storm and small boats are advised to stay ashore until May 21.

Bangkok and surrounding provinces will be mostly cloudy and will likely encounter thunderstorms in 40 per cent of the whole areas. – Bernama