11 July 2024

Many commuters were forced to wade along flooded pavements in the Chaengwattana area late last night (Monday), due to a lack of public transport and traffic gridlock, after the area was drenched by several hours of heavy rain.

Rainfall at the Government Complex in Chaengwattana over the past 24 hours was measured by the Meteorological Department at 165.5mm, 137mm in neighbouring Lak Si district and 126mm in Bang Na area.

The department has also forecast rain and isolated heavy showers covering 70% of Bangkok this evening.

Meanwhile, in Tha Rua district of Ayutthaya province, residents have been advised to brace for intensified flooding, as an increased volume of water is being released through the Pasak Dam in Lop Buri towards the Rama VI Dam in Ayutthaya until the weekend.

The increased discharge is necessary as the Pasak reservoir is nearing capacity.

Tha Rua sub-district’s fresh market, which is located on the banks of the Pasak River, is under as much as 2 metres of water, which has almost reached the roof. The market has been closed for four days and it is not known when it will reopen.