Wide areas of Bangkok, Thailand, were flooded on 21 June after a period of heavy rain across the city. The flooding brought traffic to a standstill forced some schools and businesses to close. Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Director-General Chatchai Promlert said that heavy rains during the evening of 20 June caused flooding in 36 areas of Bangkok, leaving streets under 60cm of water in some areas.

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra said that although the rain was short lived, the rainfall was as much as 200 mm and the highest for over 25 years. Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) had reported that a low pressure area over northern Vietnam and Cambodia would result in heavy rainfall in Thailand’s northeastern, central and southern regions on 21 June 2016. READ MORE