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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.

Thailand has certainly been affected by the foothills of several typhoons, but during the past 12 months no typhoon reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Current typhoon: Noru

On September 22, 2022 at 7:00 am, typhoon »Noru« formed in the Northwest Pacific with an initial wind speed of 46 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 11 km/h and reached a diameter of 56 kilometers in the meantime. At September 25, 2022 at 7:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 256 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a typhoon of category 5.

On September 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm, Noru made landfall near the city of Pakxé in Laos. At that time, the typhoon had a wind speed of 94 km/h and a diameter of 37 kilometers.

Noru has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 492 km southeast of the China.

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Most violent typhoons in Thailand since 2018

Noru: September 22-28, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 256 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 919 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 28th, 2022 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 73 km northwest of Phibun Mangsahan in Isarn.

Ma On: August 22-25, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 25th, 2022 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 606 km northwest of Nakhon Phanom in Isarn.

Kompasu: October 10-14, 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: October 7-10, 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: September 6-13, 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.

Koguma: June 12-13, 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: December 17-25, 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: November 8-16, 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: November 6-11, 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.

Molave: October 21-29, 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: October 16-26, 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: October 11-14, 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: October 6-12, 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: September 14-18, 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: July 29 to August 3, 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: November 4-11, 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: October 28 to November 11, 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: August 24-31, 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: July 29 to August 4, 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: July 1-4, 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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