Heavy rain brings floods to BKK’s roads


Bangkok commuters have more to worry about on top of the crazy traffic, but also the floods on the roads.  

Yesterday, 23rd September 2020, was another nightmare for Bangkokians as the tropical storm Noul hit Thailand causing floods and mad traffic on roads almost everywhere. 

Do we have to take leave every time the heavy rain comes? 


Crazy traffic jams on 23rd September


Floods in Bangkok

Image credit: Thairath

Storm Noul moved to Vietnam around a week ago, then on 18th September 2020, the storm started hitting the northeastern region of Thailand, causing floods in many provinces like Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, and Bueng Kan. 

Floods in Bangkok

In Khon Kaen
Image credit: INN

Other regions in Thailand were affected by the storm too, which have led to heavy rains for almost a week now. 

On 23rd September, there was a heavy rain causing floods on different roads in Bangkok. The floods made the already crazy Bangkok traffic become crazier, especially during rush hour. 


Thai netizens shared their horrible experiences


Floods in Bangkok

Images adapted from: @thairath

After the latest downpour that caused flooding in the parliament building, Bangkokians faced a nightmare again yesterday (23rd September 2020). 

Main roads like Phanoyothin, Rama 1, Lat Phrao, and many more streets in Bangkok went underwater, with bottlenecked traffic at junctions across the city. 

Floods in Bangkok

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Translation: Taking the bus is very difficult. The water level is so high and I am wearing sneakers

Tropical Storm Noul

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Translation: The heavy flood in Lat Phrao. This area is around Lat Phrao 71 to Big C Lat Phrao

Tropical Storm Noul

Image credit: @patigorn_pong

Traffic in Bangkok

The situation at Asoke intersection from yesterday
Image credit: @js100radio

Traffic in Bangkok

The skytrain was also down due to the rain
Image credit: @naeiouy

Floods in Bangkok

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Translation: No, it wasn’t raining that heavily. But where are you from… so big!

Rain is still in the forecast, so Bangkokians have to plan their travels more carefully together with umbrellas and raincoats. 

We hope your bosses will understand how hard it is to get to work on a raining day. Do Thai companies need a work-from-home day for a rainy day now? 

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Featured image adapted from: @thairath, @ployycs, and @js100radio

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