A warning was issued yesterday for 39 provinces of the upper Thailand as well as Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Phang Nga in the South; for heavy downpours and possible floods and landslides until tomorrow.

Small crafts were advised to stay close to shore because of high waves and strong winds. All the regional branches and provincial authorities are instructed to prepare for disasters and emergencies.They should also monitor conditions around the clock and disaster victims should call 1784 hotline.