Thai authorities warn of two very high tides Tuesday
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning that the high tides today (Tuesday) will reach peaks at 11.26am, at 1.31 meters above mean sea level, and 1.20 meters at 7.32pm.
People in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi are already suffering from flash floods after the Chao Phraya River overflowed yesterday during the high tide. The BMA warned of another high tide today, which could potentially impact those communities without levees or embankments.
As of 7am, the eastern embankments in Sai Mai (Khlong Song Floodgate), Min Buri (Saen Saeb Floodgate) and Lat Krabang (Lat Krabang Floodgate) have held over the past 24 hours.
The water situation can be monitored 24/7 through https://dds.bangkok.go.th/.
Communities have been suffering from floods since Monday morning because of the high tides. The situation was especially severe at the foot of the Krung Thon Bridge, in Bangkok’s Bang Phlat District and Samut Prakran’s Muang District. Both are by the Chao Phraya River.
The flood did not only affect the livelihoods of the people in the areas but also caused severe traffic congestion.
The critical high tides are expected to last throughout the weekdays.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said yesterday that at least 10,000 sandbags have been deployed to build a defensive wall against the overflowing water.