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  • Thailand Weather UpdatesPattaya mopping up after flooding and erosion from heavy rains

    Pattaya mopping up after flooding and erosion from heavy rains

    Pattaya and Banglamung have been suffering from flooding and erosion after heavy rains battered the beaches and roads earlier this morning. Water levels on some roads reportedly measured from 10 to 80 centimetres high. Huge amounts of storm water of water have been running through to Pattaya’s beach and into the ocean. Parts of the beaches, some recently reclaimed and…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Rumours of amnesty extension, 22 new Covid cases | September 28

    Thailand News Today | Rumours of amnesty extension, 22 new Covid cases | September 28

    Daily TV news and updates from around Thailand on The Thaiger and on Youtube at Thaiger TV. 22 new cases of Covid-19 detected in Thailand Out of nowhere, the Thai government’s CCSA has reported 22 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours this morning, raising the country’s total of infections to 3,545. 22 cases is the largest number…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesMore rain fronts on the way around Thailand today and tomorrow

    More rain fronts on the way around Thailand today and tomorrow

    The Thailand Meteorological Department is forecasting more isolated heavy rain over many parts of the country over the next few days. “The monsoonal trough lies across the North, the Central, and the lower Northeast while the moderate southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf. People in the risky areas should beware of severe conditions that may cause…

  • Bangkok NewsLittle has changed: 9 years after devastating floods, Bangkok remains defenceless

    Little has changed: 9 years after devastating floods, Bangkok remains defenceless

    Parts of Bangkok remain at risk of catastrophic floods, as happened in 2011, when thousands of people were displaced and homes partially or totally destroyed. Now, 9 years later, a report in the Bangkok Post says city officials have made little progress in shoring up the capital’s flood defences, and the upper-eastern area remains as exposed as ever. Back in…

  • Northern Thailand NewsFloods wash up the North, Northeast prepares as Mekong rises

    Floods wash up the North, Northeast prepares as Mekong rises

    Heavy rains and flooding in Northern Thailand damaged homes and killed 1 resident. 2 people are reported missing. The Nation Thailand did not report the details of the death, but says the “flood crisis” affected 10 provinces and more than 7,000 homes in the area. Flood victims are being rescued and brought to higher ground by the Department of Disaster…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesFlooding damages 5 northern provinces, more rains predicted today

    Flooding damages 5 northern provinces, more rains predicted today

    5 provinces in Thailand’s North, namely Chiang Mai, Phayao, Lampang, Nan and Phrae, suffered serious flooding yesterday, causing damage in 15 districts, 189 villages and more than 1,400 households. Nan province suffered the most, with 960 households in 6 subdistricts damaged and 1 person dead. The director general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation explained that the heavy…

  • Northern Thailand NewsPotential floods in the forecast, crocodile farmers prepare

    Potential floods in the forecast, crocodile farmers prepare

    Crocodile farms are advised to tighten security measures to prevent the crocodiles from escaping in case of a potential flood. With the Mekong River continuing to rise and monsoon rains in the forecast, the reptile farms in Northern Thailand are warned to take precautions and closely monitor the weather. The farms Nong Khai were recently inspected by an officer from…

  • Northern Thailand NewsFloods cut off the main road between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

    Floods cut off the main road between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

    Heavy downpours since the weekend have caused flooding in the Dow Saket district to the north east of Chiang Mai city centre, cutting off the main road to Chiang Rai in the Pa Miang District. The area around kilometre 32.9 was still submerged last night. The mayor of Pa Miang area says that several points along the way between Chiang…

  • World NewsA recovering China faces worst floods in decades

    A recovering China faces worst floods in decades

    As China is still reeling from economic impacts of Covid-19, a new struggle has ensued as the nation is now seeing the worst flooding in decades which have destroyed the homes and livelihoods of millions. The devastating floods have impacted 38 million people. According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, some 2.24 million people have been displaced, with 141 people…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesChon Buri and eastern provinces brace for heavy localised rain storms

    Chon Buri and eastern provinces brace for heavy localised rain storms

    Thailand’s Meteorological Department is forecasting “isolated heavy rains for the Eastern part of Thailand” in the forecast period, including Chon Buri. “The southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand cause less rain in the North, the Northeast and the Central. The easterly wind and the southeasterly wind prevail over the Northeast, the East and the South because isolated…

  • Pattaya NewsMother and son rescued as car swept away in Pattaya’s flash floods – VIDEO

    Mother and son rescued as car swept away in Pattaya’s flash floods – VIDEO

    A woman and her son have had a lucky escape after the vehicle, which they were travelling in, was carried away by floodwaters in Pattaya. The city reported extensive flash flooding as a result of heavy downpours, with the worst of it around Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. The heavy rains lasted for up to…

  • Pattaya NewsMassive flash flood brings Pattaya to a crawl

    Massive flash flood brings Pattaya to a crawl

    Heavy thunderstorms in and around Pattaya yesterday caused major flooding and brought much of the resort town to a virtual standstill. The rains hit around 2pm and lasted for about 2 hours. The heaviest flooding was reported on Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. A video of the flooding can be seen HERE. Water on some…

  • World NewsSlow-moving tropical storm Nakri heads towards Vietnam coast

    Slow-moving tropical storm Nakri heads towards Vietnam coast

    PHOTO: NOAA Tropical storm Nakri (you know it’s serious when they give it a name), packing wind speeds up to 95 kph, is marching slowly towards Vietnam’s eastern coast. Currently it’s heading westwards between The Philippines and Vietnam. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the central Vietnamese coast this weekend. The storm is not likely to affect weather…

  • Environment NewsBangkok will be underwater in 30 years says new study

    Bangkok will be underwater in 30 years says new study

    Glug, glug, glug… An NGO that analyses and reports on climate science, says many cities, including Bangkok, will be under water in 30 years due to rising sea levels. The dramatic and frightening report from Climate Central says sea levels are expected to rise up to 2.1 metres or even more in this century, putting more than 300 million people…

  • Northern Thailand NewsSoi Dog assisting displaced animals in flood-ravaged north east Thailand

    Soi Dog assisting displaced animals in flood-ravaged north east Thailand

    PHOTO: Fox News The record flooding in September in the province of Ubon Ratchathani, north east Thailand, lead to the destruction of many homes, the fleeing of hundreds of people to safe areas and the subsequent leaving behind of many owned pets, as well as the displacement of a large number of stray animals who live in the area. The…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesPattaya storm water drainage still lacking

    Pattaya storm water drainage still lacking

    PHOTO: Pattaya Mail Good news that there’s little chance of rain for the rest of today but torrential rain last week tested the millions of baht spent on better storm drains around the city (forecast below). But again, many areas of Pattaya were swamped after the heavy rains on September 26. Last week’s floods came despite huge expense and years…

  • Northern Thailand NewsUbon Ratchathani flooding worst in 17 years

    Ubon Ratchathani flooding worst in 17 years

    PHOTO: The Pattaya News Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani, north-east Thailand, has been declared the worst in 17 years, with water levels in the Moon river beating the previous record set in 2002, and an additional 60 water pumps now installed. Thai PBS World reports that widespread flooding has seriously affected many areas, with communities in low-lying areas cut off and…

  • Northern Thailand NewsGovernor declares flood disaster zones in Ubon Ratchathani

    Governor declares flood disaster zones in Ubon Ratchathani

    “…the 17 districts were declared disaster zones so that the provincial administration could speed up help to the affected people.” Ubon Ratchathani governor Sarit Withoon says the provincial administration has declared 17 districts disaster zones as the flood situation in the northeastern province continue to worsen today. Ubon Ratchathani is in the far east of north-east Thialand. He says the…

  • Politics NewsThai Government fails to properly address flood victims – Thanathorn

    Thai Government fails to properly address flood victims – Thanathorn

    FILE PHOTO Embattled Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has slammed the government for its handling of the current flood situation in the north-east and central Thailand. Speaking in a panel debate on amendment of the Constitution at Khon Kaen University on Sunday, he said he had visited people in Yasothon and Roi Et provinces in past days. He found…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesWeekend flooding threatens provinces in the Chao Phraya basin

    Weekend flooding threatens provinces in the Chao Phraya basin

    PHOTO: tna.mcot.net The Royal Irrigation Department has issued an urgent flood alert for seven provinces as more water is released from the reservoirs feeding the Chao Phraya dam at Chai Nat province in central Thailand (map below). Residents in the seven provinces are being advised to monitor water levels closely as the water is released. Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing…

  • Northern Thailand NewsTorrential rain in Thailand’s north and north-east from Podul

    Torrential rain in Thailand’s north and north-east from Podul

    ‘Podul’, the tropical storm that came out of the South China Sea and headed westward through Vietnam into the north of Thailand, has now weakened but inundated parts of the north-east and northern Thailand in its wake. Flooding in and around Khon Kaen has been reported to be as high as three metres with over 1,000 houses inundated. Homes and cars…

  • Northern Thailand NewsFarmlands flooded in Mukdahan from mountain run-off

    Farmlands flooded in Mukdahan from mountain run-off

    PHOTO: The Nation Some 10,000 rai of farmland and a main road have been inundated with run-off from mountains in Mukdahan, north-east Thailand near the Laos border and Mekong River. The roads were cut off yesterday morning. The Dong Luang district chief Somsak Boonchan says the runoff from the Phuphan Noi mountain range was caused by several days of heavy…

  • Environment NewsBangkok – that sinking feeling

    Bangkok – that sinking feeling

    The mighty Chao Phraya runs through the central plains and down into the flooding delta before heading out into the Gulf of Thailand. Great place for a city. Not surprisingly Bangkok suffers floods whenever the big rains come with most of the low-lying land around the delta only averaging around 1.5 metres above sea level. Whilst the city used to…

  • Environment NewsGulf waters flood into Samut Prakan coastline

    Gulf waters flood into Samut Prakan coastline

    High tides last night led to upper Gulf waters flowing over an embankment and flooding the homes of irrigation officials and a nearby community at Samut Prakan, south of Bangkok. Samut Prakan governor Chatchai Uthaiphan says he dispatched officials to help evacuate local residents adding the water was about one-metre high and that officials had helped relocate elderly people and…

  • Hua Hin NewsRescuers get provisions into flooded Prachuab Khiri Khan district

    Rescuers get provisions into flooded Prachuab Khiri Khan district

    Army and rescue workers, loaded up with ready-made foods and drinking water, were visiting villages behind Chong Lom dam in Bang Saphan Noi district of Prachuab Khiri Khan yesterday after the area was cut off from the outside world. The only road into the district was flooded and had become impassable. Rescuers responded to a distress alert from Amporn Thaokruamat,…

  • Thailand NewsFloods sweep away bridge in Mae Hong Son

    Floods sweep away bridge in Mae Hong Son

    by Tossapon Boonpat A bridge in Mae Hong Son crucial to tourism and trade was swept away in a flash flood on Sunday. “We urgently need a Bailey bridge [to replace it temporarily], or else the flow of tourists and goods into Myanmar will be disrupted,” said Trairat Wanasirisuk, chief executive of the Tambon Mae Sam Lab Administrative Organisation. The…

  • Phuket NewsDams will cope with this weekend’s weather – Irrigation Department

    Dams will cope with this weekend’s weather – Irrigation Department

    The water regulation authorities say they’re ready for heavy rains forecast this weekend and the situation is under control. The National Water Resources Office and Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has confirmed that the authorities and the irrigation system were ready to receive large amounts of precipitation during the extraordinary wet period, which is affecting almost every part of the country.…

  • Hua Hin NewsFlooding in Phuket, Phetchaburi and Mae Hong Son

    Flooding in Phuket, Phetchaburi and Mae Hong Son

    PHOTO: Samkong underpass, Phuket – Newshawk Bad weather has hit Phang Nga and Phuket this morning whilst the flooding waters from the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi are now reaching the main business district. In Phuket the major arteries are being clogged by flooding waters creating havoc for this morning’s peak hour. The Marine Office has issued a warning for…

  • Northern Thailand NewsGood news from dams in the north-east

    Good news from dams in the north-east

    Whilst provinces bordering the Mekong River, and areas in Phetchaburi downstream of the hillside dams, are all under threat from flooding at the moment, the situation is a lot better in the lower north-east provinces. The Irrigation department has issued assurances today about the water situation covering some 77 dams in the region. The Nation reports that 77 reservoirs in…