Many Bangkok streets flooded

Many Bangkok streets flooded
Traffic congestion begins on the outbound side of Phahon Yothin Road near Lat Phrao intersection in Chatuchak district as rain pounded Bangkok on Monday evening. (Photo: Onnucha Hutasingh)
Traffic blockage begins on the outbound side of Phahon Yothin Road close to Lat Phrao intersection in Chatuchak region as rain pounded Bangkok on Mon evening. (Photo: Onnucha Hutasingh)

Downpours caused flooding of many streets in inner Bangkok upon Monday evening, with all the weather forecast regarding heavy rain to keep nationwide until Sunday.

With 5pm floodwater involved 24 centimetres heavy on Din Daeng and Sri Ayutthaya roads, 18cm upon Thesaban Songkhro and Sena Nikhom highways and 15-16cm on Ratchada-Lat Phrao, Banthat Thong, Pradiphat, Suthiphon 2, Inthamara 53 and Sailom streets.

Flood levels ranged from 11-14cm on Pracha Songkhro, Thiam Ruam Durch, Kamphaeng Phet several and Phahon Yothin (in Saphan Khwai area) roads.

Floodwater has been shallower at 3-9cm deep on parts of Ngam Wong Wan, Suthisan, Chaeng Wattana, Phahon Yothin (Kaset intersection), the outbound side of Vibhavadi, Ratchadaphisek (in front side of the Chinese embassy) and Phetchaburi streets.

The particular Meteorological Department said a monsoon trough over the lower North, the upper Central Plain, the lower Northeast as well as the East would bring consistent and heavy rain   in some areas in all areas including 70% associated with Greater Bangkok from Monday evening in order to Tuesday evening.

The weather problems would continue till Wednesday.

From Thursday in order to Sunday the monsoon over the Andaman Sea, the country and the Gulf of Thailand would be stronger and provide more heavy rainfall nationwide.