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Patong lifeguards issue warning as monsoon season begins

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Patong lifeguards issue warning as monsoon season begins

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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Warning flags on Patong Beach. Photo: Patong Surf Life Saving

 

PHUKET:-- The Patong Surf Life Saving group have today (May 7) made an announcement urging the public to exercise caution when visiting Patong Beach following a weather warning issued by the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) warning of heavy rain, strong winds and high waves from today until Friday (May 10).
 

The weather warning covers southern provinces along the Andaman coast including Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

 

Somprasong Sangchart, Head of Patong Surf Life Saving, told The Phuket News today, “The monsoon season has now begun and we want people to be aware of safe and unsafe areas to swim in the sea.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/patong-lifeguards-issue-warning-as-monsoon-season-begins-71339.php#5xHgiuIvoqJMVzIy.97

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-05-07

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The "warning" flag clearly says "swimming here". Has something been lost in translation?

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^ As article states:

 

"There are flags that are red and yellow which marks an area that is safe and under constant lifeguard surveillance.”
 

The 'swim between the flags' concept

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As opposed to:

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I'd exercise extreme caution even swimming between the flags.  Much safer in the local pool.  

 

Once the sea pulls you out or under then it's game over.  I'm an extremely confident and experienced swimmer but the sea has no respect for such credence.  

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12 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

The "warning" flag clearly says "swimming here". Has something been lost in translation?

No, not at all, you just don't understand them.

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Flags or not, few swimmers at Karon this morning.

 

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Years ago I ignored the red flags in that area . Took me 30 minutes to get 100 yards back in. I learned something that day. 

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