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The FCO travel advice for Thailand has been updated with regards to flooding. The overall level of the advice has not changed. The FCO advise against all travel to the Preah Vihear and Ta Krabey/Ta Moan temple areas and against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla. Please find an extract of the advice below.

Travel Summary

September and October are the height of the monsoon season in Thailand. Heavy rainfall across the country continues to cause widespread flooding, flash floods and mudslides and has resulted in disruption and over 200 deaths. If you are in an affected area exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities. Check with your tour operator, local media or the Thai Meteorological Department for up-to-date information and warnings before you travel.

Natural disasters

The rainy season in much of Thailand runs from May to October, with September and October being the height of the monsoon season - September 2011 has seen very heavy rainfall and flooding across the country. The rainy season in Koh Samui and the south east of the Thai peninsula runs from November to March. Heavy storms caused disruption and damage in this region in late March 2011.

Torrential rain and widespread flooding often result in flash floods and mudslides. Exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities. Flooding also affects the southern tourist areas of Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui. Check with the
Thai Meteorological Department for up-to-date information, monitor the local media or check with your tour operator before travelling to affected areas.

The
Mekong River Commission
 posts official updates on the Mekong River on their website.

When visiting Lake Caves, particularly during the rainy season, be aware that they are prone to dangerous flash flooding. On 13 October 2007, eight people died, including one British national at Khao Sok National Park following a flash flood.

To view the travel advice for Thailand, please see: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-...

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