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Torrential Rain Floods Bangkok, Phuket

Posted by Andrew on 26 September 2007, 7:08 pm

Phuket and nearby Phan Nga Bay was afflicted by floods in some areas after persistent and torrential rain. Meanwhile Central Thailand has also been affected as Bangkok braces itself for seasonal floods.

Low lying areas in Phuket Town, and Rawai beach area were flooded on Tuesday under 80cms of water. The province has experienced ongoing rain and bad weather - the likes of which contributed to the air crash on Sunday 16th.

Phan Nga province, to the north and east has also suffered, with roads to the popular Khao Sok National Park cut off by landslides. the moderate South-westerly monsoon is expected to bring more heavy rain across the South in coming days with rough seas.

In Ayuthaya Province the Chao Phraya river burst its banks and flooded areas near the Sena District as well as Nakon Sawan province. The deluge is expected to reach Bangkok - downriver - later in the week. The timing is bad, with high sea tides pushing the river to more than one and half meters above mean sea level.

The North is also expected to receive wet weather, after a recent mild-weathered dry spell, as tropical depression Francisco finally peters out, after drenching Northern Vietnam and Laos.

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