A tour boat, carrying seven passengers, was struck by a waterspout and subsequently sank in the middle of Bang Ta Boon bay off Ban Laem district on Saturday afternoon. The sudden event resulted in two tourists going missing, as the boat was on a sightseeing excursion of the Ban Ta Boon bay. The incident was reported to the 191 police emergency center at around 5 pm.
Upper regions of Thailand are expected to experience scattered thunderstorms, gusty winds, hail, and possible lightning strikes from May 810, according to the Meteorological Department. This weather is being influenced by a moderate highpressure system originating from China, extending over the upper Northeast Region of Thailand and the South China Sea starting from Monday. Concurrently, southerly and southeasterly winds are bringing humidity from the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea to the upper part of the country, where hot to very hot weather persists.