Artificial rain

Videographic on artificial rain. Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital Bangkok in recent weeks.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

Polluted air shrouds Bangkok’s business district as Thai authorities are set to deploy rain-making planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution.

Saudi woman seeking asylum leaves airport

(7 Jan 2019) An 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family on Monday left her airport hotel room for temporary admission into Thailand. (Jan. 7)

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Tropical storm’s surging seas hit Thai beaches

(4 Jan 2019) Trees and utility poles were leveled and city streets and country roads flooded on Friday as rain, winds and surging seawater from Tropical Storm Pabuk hit coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand’s east coast. (Jan. 4)

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Evacuations in Thailand as Tropical Storm Pabuk hits

Residents of Nakhon Si Thammarat are evacuated as tropical storm Pabuk makes landfall, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing power blackouts, heavy rains and massive sea swells.

Tropical Storm Pabuk bears down on Thailand

Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunker down as Tropical Storm Pabuk carved its way towards the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing downpours and massive sea swells.

Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale

Videographic on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Tropical Storm Pabuk carved its way towards Thailand, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing downpours and massive swells.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Ferries stop operating as storm Pabuk nears Thailand

Ferries stop operating as Tropical Storm Pabuk edges closer to southern Thailand. Pabuk is the first tropical storm in decades to strike during the peak holiday season and is expected to make landfall on Friday evening. IMAGES

Thai villagers take shelter as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Hundreds of villagers take shelter in an evacuation centre as Thailand’s coastal South is expected to be hit by Tropical Storm Pabuk.