Meteorologists said Pabuk, the first tropical storm in decades to strike during the peak holiday season, made landfall in southern Thailand on Friday afternoon.
SURAT THANI – Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing power blackouts, heavy rains and massive sea swells. Boats were recalled to shore across the Gulf of Thailand, while three key southern airports were shut until Saturday, leaving tourists […]
Tourists leave Koh Samui on a ferry to Don Sak district in Surat Thani on Thursday as tropical storm Pabuk is approaching the southern region
SURAT THANI – Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand’s most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves. The islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, packed with holiday-makers […]
Bangkok Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Samui airport on Friday, citing passengers' safety, as tropical storm Pabuk moves towards the southern region.
BANGKOK – Bangkok Airline in Thailand has cancelled flights to a popular tourist island, battened down beach-side resorts and evacuated offshore oil rigs as the first tropical storm in nearly 30 years menaced its southern shores on Thursday. Tropical storm Pabuk approached southern Thailand with winds of up to 65 kph, bringing high waves […]