The Bangkok Times has reported that a Bangladeshi cargo ship has capsized in the Andaman Sea. The Thai Navy reports that rescue missions are in progress to find 10 missing crew members after 18 were rescued. The missing were reportedly in a lifeboat that has drifted out to sea. The waves in the Andaman were 16 feet high at the time.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Paquette stated that the rough waters were not caused by Typhoon Rumbia. It is currently monsoon season for the region, so rough seas are common.
"It's constantly stormy," Paquette said.
In the city of Takua Pa, Thailand, near where the ship capsized, 11.34 inches of rain was recently recorded as a result of the ongoing storms. The Thai navy reports it will send out more helicopters to search for the missing lifeboat.
Rounds of rain will bring good news for unusually dry portions of the northeastern United States to start May.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day weekend with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
A stormy pattern will persist across the western Gulf Coast into early May, threatening to renew the risk of flooding from Texas to Mississippi through at least Monday.
A late-April snowstorm dumped over a foot of heavy, wet snow across parts of Colorado on Thursday into Friday, boosting snowpack for an extended ski season at local resorts.
Those traveling during the end of the bank holiday weekend across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
May Day festivities across northern Germany will have dry and milder weather while rain threatens to dampen areas farther to the south.
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