Chao Phraya rising, heavy rain forecast

Chao Phraya rising, heavy rain forecast
The Chao Phraya River runs through Bangkok. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)
The Chao Phraya River runs via Bangkok. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

Chao Phraya River levels will rise in several central basic provinces from Sunday to Wednesday as water surges downstream from the North.

The Nationwide Water Command said on Friday the particular flow rate from the river in its upper section would be two, 100-2, 300 cu metres per 2nd from Wednesday recently to next Mon due to forecast large rain. The discharge rate at the Chao Phraya barrage within Chai Nat province would have to be improved to 2, 200-2, 300 cubic metres per second from Sunday to Wednesday next week.

Consequently, the levels from the Chao Phraya Water below the barrage and its tributaries would rise by 30-50 centimetres in Pa Mok and Chaiyo areas of Ang Thong; In Buri plus Phrom Buri districts of Sing Buri; Bang Ban, Sena and Phak Haifisch districts of Ayutthaya; and parts of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Bangkok during the same period.

The Meteorological Department said a high-pressure system from China would push the monsoon trough southwards to the North as well as the Central Plains until next Wednesday which would cause weighty rain in the Northern, the Northeast, the Central Plains, the East and the Southern.