Thailand drenched in heavy rain due to tropical storm Nari


BANGKOK, Oct 16 – Bangkok was hit by a drenching downpour early this morning with rain averaging 80-90 millimetres, and Min Buri as well as Khlong Sam Wa were also heavily hit with 90 millimetres of rain, all part of the last performance of Typhoon Nari which brought disruption and destruction across east Asia.

Some areas of the Thai capital were flooded this morning due to the slow drainage of rainwater.  The authorities have sped up drainage works to lower the water level in Khlong San Saeb to create spare capacity for draining water.

Now only a low pressure cell bringing abundant rain to a broad landscape that needs no more, the remains of Typhoon Nari has lost its storm power but now stretches across Thailand’s northeast and east still more rain.

Today and tomorrow more rain and isolated heavy rain is expected along with winds over the Northeast and the East, not only at Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, and Ubon Ratchathani as earlier reported by the weather agency, but moving west and south to Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, and Si Sa Ket.

From today through Saturday, another rather strong high pressure weather system from China will extend over upper Thailand leading to cool weather with a 5-8 degree Celsius temperature drop and in the North and the upper Northeast.

Typhoon Nari made its landfall at Da Nang, Vietnam and as it moved across Vietnam, the Lao PDR and into Thailand, it was downgraded to tropical storm, tropical depression and low pressure cell status.