Tropical Storm Pabuk hit the southern coast of Thailand on 4 January, impacting ferry journeys and flights to popular tourist spots including Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

The storm brings maximum sustained winds of 80km per hour, causing waves of up to five metres high, as well as heavy rainfall. 

Tourists have been pictured fleeing popular holiday island resorts in Thailand as the storm bears down during the busy holiday period.