HEAVY rain drenched Bangkok this morning (August 17) triggering floods on two key roads and bad traffic jams with the public urged to allow time for traffic delays, Thai News Agency said.
There were downpours at 7 am in Bangsue, Chatuchak, Lak Si, Phaya Thai, Lad Phrao, Din Daeng and Dusit area and less intense rain in inner Bangkok and the riverside area.
The highest amount of rainfall was in Bangrak district at 47 millimeters and the morning downpours led to two key roads being flooded with these being Suan Phlu around soi 6 till Thung Maha Mek in Sathorn and Petchaburi road around Mit Samphan intersection and Ratchathewi area.
At the latter 10-20 centimeters of rainwater covered the whole road but this was expected to be drained out within two hours if it did not rain anymore.
Public were warned that the traffic would be jammed during this morning’s rush hour and to allow for extra travel time.
Meanwhile the Thai Meteorological Department warned that Bangkok and nearby provinces will have thunderstorms over 70% of the area today with heavy falls in some areas.
Top and inset: Rainstorm early this morning in Bangkok. Photo: Thai News Agency