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Although it is probably the very few who have big dreams of visiting Denmark or the rest of Northern europe to enjoy the weather in January, the situation is completely reversed for turistmagneten Thailand, which is just in the winter season is the most popular.
Here, the temperature is relatively high, while at the same time one typically avoids the heavy rainfall.
But for the tourists who in these days are in Thiland, the situation is quite different.
The popular tourist destinations is about to be hit by the worst storm outside monsunsæsonen in 30 years.
It has caused several tourists to leave the popular holiday islands in the area due to warnings of strong winds, large amounts of precipitation and up to five meters high waves.
Anyway is up to 10,000 tourists still on the island of Koh Phangan, where they intend to endure the fierce weather.
It writes the Bangkok Post.
- I've talked with foreigners in the night, and they are not afraid, they understand the situation, saying Krikkrai Songthanee, there is distrikschef for the island, told AFP.
Friday morning, Danish time is the storm that is dubbed Pabuk, however, beginning to hit the country, and it is expected to hit its full strength around Friday evening local time. According to the preliminary omens is expected to wind up in the vicinity of 22 m/s, which is equivalent to the stormy gale.
the Wind is accompanied by heavy rain, which is already on Thursday evening was about to get Pattanifloden in the south of Thailand to move its spread.
And the authorities are also starting to move out into different areas to get people to get away.
It is among others the case in the coastal town of Nakhon Si Thammarat, where the authorities on Friday raced around in the larger cars through the flooded streets with broken power lines to get people out.
- All that is still is within. Please make noise and we will help you out. I may not be here. I may not be here. It is too dangerous, it sounded from the cars with fitted speakers according to nyhedsbureaet AP.
the Locals have prepared themselves with, among others, large quantities of sandbags. Photo: AP
All the vehicles have been urged not to venture out on the water until after Saturday, and the authorities has helped the fishermen to pull their boats away from the beaches, that are affected by the high waves.
flights to and from airports in southern Thailand were canceled, like all ferries to and from islands such as Koh Phangan and Ko Samui have been cancelled.
The powerful storm has hit an oil rig in the gulf of thailand. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Although thousands of tourists were to have left the popular tourist areas, there has not been a really evakueringsinstruks from the authorities.
Why is it not all of them keep away from the area.
One of them is the 74-year-old dane, Kjeld Wetlesen, who on Wednesday arrived in Koh Samui with his wife. He says to Ritzau, that they are in the area to visit their son and grandchildren, and that they do not intend to cancel.
- We feel totally safe here, where we are, he says to Ritzau.
The red flag was on Thursday hoisted on a beach on Koh Samui. Photo: AP
He tells that they are on a large and modern hotel, which is of good quality. He regret not, therefore, the decision to stay on the island.
- Right now we are sitting on the veranda of our bungalow close to the beach and can see the very high waves beating against the walls. I was in the morning down at the beach, but it is now completely empty of people because of the devastation from the violent waves, he says.
According to the news agency AP fear the authorities that the tropical storm may become the worst since typhoon Gay which hit in november 1989 and cost more than 400 lives.