Southern Thailand has been hit with damaging floods following extreme rainfall topping 20 inches within two days.
Tens of thousands of homes have been inundated in the four southernmost provinces, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla and Narathiwat, the Australian ABC News website said on Tuesday. Alerts warned of mudslides.
Meteorological data available to AccuWeather.com showed rainfall of 25.6 inches within 72 hours at Nakhon Si Thammarat. Normal monthly rainfall here would be about 7 inches, November and December being at the heart of the local rainy season.
This latest flooding follows a year in which Thailand's worst flooding in 50 years was felt in 65 out of 77 provinces. King Bhumibol Adulyadej called the flood damage the "worst ever," ABC News said.
At least 800 people were killed, mostly during months-long floods that struck the nation's industrial and agricultural heartland, as well as its political hub of Bangkok, during the late summer and fall.
Last March brought devastating flooding and mudslides in some of the same southern provinces those of this week. This area is located about 400 miles south of the Thailand capital.
Join us for the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast beginning during the latter part of the weekend.
February's record cold is expected to weaken across the East and Midwest heading into the month of March.
The weekend is setting up to be a slippery and messy one across a large part of the Plains and Midwest as a new winter storm rolls northeastward.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
The week kicked off with a heavy snow expanding across areas of the Four Corners states before striking the South with snow and ice, causing treacherous travel from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Memphis, Tennessee.
New England (1717)
First of a series of storms of The Great Snow which finally left about 36" on ground, held Boston snowbound for 3 weeks. Great barometric depression moved across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Lowest pressure 28.71" at Springfield, IL.
Harrisburg, IL (1999)
A thunderstorm wind gust to 80 mph causing a roof to be blown off a house and a car to be blown off the road.