BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today (Nov. 9) warned people living in five zones outside the embankment and within temporary ones that they should prepare for high tides during Nov. 7-13 and Nov. 20-26, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The five zones are as follows:
– Under Krung Thon (Sang Hee) bridge and Khanap Nam restaurant in Bang Phlat district;
– Ratchawong road, Samphanthawong district;
– Charoen Krung road, Saphan Pla, Rama 3 road – Wat Dokmai, Rama IX bridge, Yannawa District;
– Charoen Nakhon road – Bukkhalo intersection, Thonburi district;
– Old Railway road and Wat Saphan, Khlong Toei district.
BMA also warned that there will be two high tides today (Nov. 9) at 11.26 a.m. and 7.32 p.m. with people living outside the embankment or within temporary ones likely to be affected.
The Royal Irrigation Department revealed that at 6 a.m. this morning water flowing downstream Chao Phraya river was measured at 2.489 cubic metres per second at Bang Sai district of Ayutthaya province.
The water level at Bangkok’s Pak Klong Talad was 2.32 metres above mean sea level yesterday.
However river water level at the eastern embankment’s Klong Song floodgate was normal at +1.03 (critical level +1.80) and also normal at Saen Saep floodgate (Min Buri) at +0.46 (critical level +0.90) as well as Lat Krabang floodgate at +0.19 (critical level +0.60) over the past 24 hours to 7 a.m. this morning.
There was some rainfall in Bangkok too with the heaviest falls being at Khlong Rang Chak floodgate – Pracha Uthit road, Thung Khru district reaching 7.0 mm; Khlong Prawet – Ruam Phatthana road, Lat Krabang district, 5.5 mm; Khlong Samrong station, Mueang Samut Prakan district, 5.5 mm; and Klong Khun Si – Khlong Maha Sawat floodgate, Thawi Watthana district, 5.0 mm.
No accelerated drainage was reported on main roads.
The public can monitor the water situation at the website of the Drainage and Sewerage Department, https://dds.bangkok.go.th/ all 24 hours a day
Top: The Chao Phraya river brimming this morning. Photo: Siam Rath
Home Page: Bangkok Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang inspecting a flooded area yesterday (Nov. 8). Photo: Sanook.com
Earlier reports: Bangkok governor: Floodwater to rise again this evening, tomorrow morning
Motorists told to avoid Krung Thon bridge amid heavy flooding