Flash Flood in Thailand on May 16 2017 07:53 AM (UTC).
Bangkok commuters faced flooded streets and traffic congestion across the city on Tuesday morning after hours of torrential rain overnight. Several major streets were under water, including all of Soi Sukhumvit 33 and much of Sukhumvit Soi 22 around Sainampeung school, according to Thai media reports. Traffic almost came to a standstill on Pracha Chuen Road leading to Phong Phet intersection. Motorists reported the water in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 21 was halfway up their vehicles' wheels. Water was deep in Lat Phrao 64, which was impassable for small vehicles. Pracharat Bamphen road leading to Ratchaphisek-Huai Khwang intersection was also flooded. Traffic was slow on Phahon Yothin Road's inbound lane from Ratchayothin intersection to the entrance to Lat Phrao Road and along flooded Soi Lat Phrao 80. Navamindarajudis Bodindecha School in Wang Thong Lang district announced a temporary closure due to the high level of floodwater around the school. The water was nearly level with pavements on Sukhumvit Road from Asok intersection to Thong Lor intersection, on Rama III Road near Talad Penang, Sunthorn Kosa Road and the Na Ranong Road intersection. Jor Sor 100 Radio reported a severe rainstorm moved in through western Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon provinces across the city's inner areas to Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Chanchoengsao in the east. According to City Hall's department of drainage and sewerage, 108 millimetres of rain fell at Benchasiri park in Klong Toey district, 101mm at Klong Samsen in Huai Khwang district, and 94mm at Khlong Saen Saep. There were 25 locations where floodwaters were being drained. The measurements were taken at 5.15am Tuesday. Twitter users reported about 8.30am that the water on several major roads had drained, but some sois in low-lying areas were still floodd. The Meteorological Department said more heavy to very heavy rain is forecast for parts of the North and the Central regions until Thursday as an active low pressure cell over the Andaman Sea moves across Myanmar. Rain is forecast for about 70% of Bangkok and surrounding provinces, with heavy falls in some areas.