Heavy Rains Leave Bangkok Swimming in Floods

Flooding Saturday morning at the Lat Phrao Intersection.

BANGKOK — A night of heavy thunderstorms left Bangkok knee-deep in gray floodwaters Saturday morning.

Reports said much of Din Daeng, Vibhavadi Rangsit, Lat Phrao, Chatuchak, on Sukhumvit road starting from Soi Sukhumvit 21 all the way to La Salle Road in Bang Na district, Ekamai, Rama IV, Narathiwat Srinakarindra, Phet Kasem, Rama IX, Ratchada, Silom, Sathorn, Phaya Thai and Rama I roads were flooded along with smaller roads in the vicinities.

Police Lt. Col Pansa Amarapitak of Vibhavadi Traffic Police said at 7am on Saturday that Vibhavadi Rangsit road was still flooded. Narong Reungsri, deputy director of the Department of Drainage and Sewage said at 2am that flooding persisted at Na Ranong, Suan Plu and Din Daeng intersections and that Sanam Luang was flooded as well.

The top trending Twitter hashtag Saturday morning was #Flood, as users posted content of flooded Bangkok.


Flooding was widespread late Saturday morning, with only areas such as Siam Square having dried up. Commuters are advised to plan ahead and verify whether areas continue to be waterlogged.

Flooding near Central Lat Phrao.


Although floodwaters had gone down in Soi Sukhumvit 42, garbage continued to clog vents and fountains of sewage bubbled up to the street.


Flooding at Wat Pho.


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People wade through floodwaters in Soi Sukhumvit 21.
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A man unclogs a drain on Soi Sukhumvit 21.
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Flooding on Asoke Montri Road, or Soi Sukhumvit 21.
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Police and rescue workers push a van stalled by flooding on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.
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Cars flooded in the queue to the tollway at Din Daeng.