BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt warned that the capital faces two more rounds of torrential rainfall tonight and tomorrow night (Sept. 7-8) after being lashed by heavy downpour from 3.30 p.m till 4.30 a.m this morning, Naewna newspaper said.
The Meteorological Department forecast more rainfall in Bangkok at 3 p.m. followed by a slowdown but torrential falls again continuing from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. It is not certain which part of Bangkok will be hit but it is likely to be Bang Khen again, with this district together with Laksi having received the most rain last night.
The same pattern is expected to be repeated tomorrow evening till the day after dawn.
The six hardest-hit districts are Phaya Thai, Huai Khwang, Chatuchak, Wang Thonglang, Din Daeng and Khlong Sam Wa.
The maximum amount of rain that fell last night was 178 mm with Bang Khen district office measuring 144 mm while Lak Si district office 124 mm. The Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road measured 111 mm.
Chadchart has ordered Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Permanent Secretary to assess the situation in Bang Khen while the Deputy Permanent Secretary was told to oversee the coordination of assistance by the Bureau of Traffic and Transport, the police and the military.
Flood misery in Bangkok after hours of torrential rain last night. Top, Front Page and last photos: Naewna, others by FM91 TrafficPro and shared by Naewna
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