TORRENTIAL RAIN pounded Bangkok this afternoon (August 28) turning the sky black and causing heavy traffic jams in many areas, Matichon newspaper reported.
There was heavy traffic congestion at Prachanukul Intersection with vehicles not seeming to move. Likewise bad jams at Ngamwongwan, Pongpetch and Khaerai areas as well as Rama 4 road.
The whole Rama 7-Ratchayothin route was heavily congested while on Rama 9 road a tree collapsed around 50 metres before the overpass ramp leaving only one passable lane.
The heavy showers also led to flooding at Rama 2, Chokchai 4 roads while Onnut too was pounded with heavy rain.
Meanwhile the Thai Meteorological Department said the southwesterly monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the South while a weak monsoon trough lies across upper Laos and upper Vietnam with there being a low-pressure cell over the upper South China Sea. Less rain is likely in the North and the lower Northeast.
The category 2, (tropical depression) over the western North Pacific, the east of the Philippines, has intensified into category 3 (tropical storm) “Maysak”. It is forecast to move to Korean Peninsula and Japan. This storm does not affect Thailand.
Top: A flooded road in Bangkok this afternoon. Photo: Matichon