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Typhoons in Thailand

Typhoons occurfrequently in Thailand. On average, they happen about 7 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Isarn, Southern Thailand and Central Thailand.

The typhoon season in the Pacific usually begins with less severe storms in April and does not end until November. The most severe typhoons usually occur in August and September.

The most severe typhoon to make landfall in Thailand in the past 12 months was »«. It reached a wind speed of up to 37 km/h on September 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm local time near Mukdahan and was 37 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical depression typhoon. On the open sea, speeds of up to 65 km/h were even measured (tropical storm).

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Most violent typhoons in Thailand since 2018

Kompasu: 10th to 14th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
Diameter:
max. 519 km
Air pressure:
below 981 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 15th, 2021 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 129 km northeast of Bueng Kan in Isarn.

Lionrock: 7th to 10th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 11th, 2021 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 318 km northwest of Bueng Kan in Isarn.

Conson: 6th to 13th September 2021

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 13th, 2021 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 290 km northwest of Phibun Mangsahan in Isarn.

Cempaka: 18th to 24th July 2021

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 970 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On July 24th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 246 km northwest of Nakhon Phanom in Isarn.

Koguma: 12th to 13th June 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 996 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On June 13th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 312 km northwest of Bueng Kan in Isarn.

Krovanh: 17th to 25th December 2020

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
on land:
max. 37 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern Thailand

Vamco: 8th to 16th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 207 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 948 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3

Etau: 6th to 11th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 500 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 11th, 2020 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 235 km south of Kantharalak in Isarn.

Goni: 25th October to 6th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 309 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 888 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 06th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 306 km west of Phibun Mangsahan in Isarn.

Molave: 21st to 29th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 189 km/h
on land:
max. 28 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Isarn

Saudel: 16th to 26th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 133 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 26th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 179 km northwest of Nakhon Phanom in Isarn.

Nangka: 11th to 14th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
Diameter:
max. 833 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 14th, 2020 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 207 km northwest of Bueng Kan in Isarn.

Linfa: 6th to 12th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 192 km southwest of Det Udom in Isarn.

Noul: 14th to 18th September 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
on land:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 991 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Isarn

Sinlaku: 29th July to 3rd August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1667 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Isarn

Nakri: 4th to 11th November 2019

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 11th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 340 km southwest of Det Udom in Isarn.

Bulbul:matmo: 28th October to 11th November 2019

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 31 km/h
Diameter:
max. 704 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Isarn
Central Thailand
Western Thailand

Podul: 24th to 31st August 2019

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
on land:
max. 37 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Isarn

Wipha: 29th July to 4th August 2019

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 983 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 04th, 2019 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 178 km northwest of Bueng Kan in Isarn.

Mun: 1st to 4th July 2019

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1326 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On July 04th, 2019 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 364 km northwest of Bueng Kan in Isarn.


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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