Heavy flooding in Chiang Mai on Friday morning

Many areas of the Muang district in Chiang Mai are heavily flooded this morning (Friday) after heavy rain throughout last night.

Police were out in force this morning to direct traffic, which was moving at a snail’s pace, especially on the flooded airport approach road. Motorists leaving the airport were being advised to exit via the cargo terminal building and the Lotus intersection on Chiang Mai-Hod Road.

Ton Payom intersection was temporarily closed this morning due to heavy flooding, while a number of schools have beenforced to suspend classes.

The Northern Meteorological Centre reported that rainfall was measured at 67.3mm this morning, which is heavy, but it did not reach 90mm, which is regarded as very heavy.

The centre forecast more rain every day in Chiang Mai and other northern provinces for the next five days.


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