Tropical storm Pabuk is expected to hit Thailand on Jan. 4, forcing airports and ferries to close and bring downpours and massive sea swells.
A wave crashes along the shore during heavy rains ahead of tropical storm Pabuk’s arrival in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Jan. 4.
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Thousands of people were left stranded on Thailand’s southern gulf coast as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on Friday.
Authorities had moved to suspend all flights and ferry services ahead of the storm, which hit Pak Panang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province at 12.45 p.m. local time (12:45 a.m. ET) with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 kilometers per hour (46 mph), according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department.
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