Downpours caused flooding of many streets in inner Bangkok on Monday evening, with the weather forecast for heavy rain to continue nationwide until Sunday.
At 5pm floodwater was about 24 centimetres deep on Din Daeng and Sri Ayutthaya roads, 18cm on Thesaban Songkhro and Sena Nikhom roads and 15-16cm on Ratchada-Lat Phrao, Banthat Thong, Pradiphat, Suthiphon 2, Inthamara 53 and Sailom roads.
Flood levels ranged from 11-14cm on Pracha Songkhro, Thiam Ruam Mit, Kamphaeng Phet 3 and Phahon Yothin (in Saphan Khwai area) roads.
Floodwater was shallower at 3-9cm deep on sections of Ngam Wong Wan, Suthisan, Chaeng Wattana, Phahon Yothin (Kaset intersection), the outbound side of Vibhavadi, Ratchadaphisek (in front of the Chinese embassy) and Phetchaburi roads.
The Meteorological Department said a monsoon trough over the lower North, the upper Central Plain, the lower Northeast and the East would bring persistent and heavy rain in some areas in all regions including 70% of Greater Bangkok from Monday evening to Tuesday evening.
The weather conditions would continue until Wednesday.
From Thursday to Sunday the monsoon over the Andaman Sea, the country and the Gulf of Thailand would be stronger and bring more heavy rain nationwide.
The flooded Chokchai 4 market in Wang Thonglang district on Monday evening. (Photo: Thana Boonlert)
Traffic congestion begins on the outbound side of Phahon Yothin Road near Lat Phrao intersection in Chatuchak district as rain pounded Bangkok on Monday evening. (Photo: Onnucha Hutasingh)