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With storms and high winds around Thailand, lifeguards at the popular Patong Beach in Phuket are warning people of the dangerous surf on the shores of the storm-blown ocean. They urge all swimmers at the beach to only use the safe swimming zones where yellow-red flags are posted and warned that swimming outside the safe areas can be very perilous due to weather. The Thai Meteorological Department is constantly issuing weather advisories and warnings for people across Thailand, though many people disregard it feeling that national warnings likely don’t apply to the conditions in their local area. But authorities say […]

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11 minutes ago, Train said:

As we learned before. They scare about Tsunami but don't like to take about.

What have strong tide times plus higher and stronger windwaves to do with a tsunami? Right now, there are big tide differences which create stronger currences. On top comes, that the zones where the rip currents and undertow areas happen, are getting moved by this and the direction of windwaves ,too. The beaches are now changing  the outlines, so is the sandy sea bed in front of them. That is a "every year again" process, nothing new. 

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