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Phra Nakhon records highest rainfall in 10 years

Oct 14. 2017
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By The Nation

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Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district recorded its highest single-day rainfall in a decade after torrential rains lashed the capital late Friday and early Saturday.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Drainage Department said Phra Nakhon recorded 214.5mm of rain.

Phasi Charoen district recorded 214mm, Saphan Mon area in Bangkok Noi district 208mm, Yannawa district 195mm, the Bueng Makkasan pond in Ratchathewi district 177.5mm, and Din Daeng district 174mm.

The department said the capital had the capacity to drain rainwater in real time if the downpour was not more than 60mm.

By 10am, several major roads in the capital were still flooded. Among the flooded areas were the road around Chatuchak Park, Kamphaeng Phet Road, Chomthong Road, Sathon Road, Bang Sue Road, Pattanakarn Road, the Ratchathewi Road in front of the Livestock Department, Rajaprarop Road, Ratchawithi Road, and the Sunghee intersection.

 

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