Another Rainstorm Hits Chiang Mai

 | Fri 24 Apr 2015 07:30 ICT

CityNews – A powerful rainstorm hit Chiang Mai causing damage to billboards, traffic congestion, and a power outage on the night of April 23rd.


The rainstorm came after Pornthep Charoensuebsakul, head of Doi Inthanon International Park in Chom Thong district, reported a thunderstorm and heavy rain in the area during the afternoon of the same day. Doi Inthanon International Park also experienced its second hailstorm of the year, after the first hailstorm damaged over 20 houses in Ban Sob Ab of Chom Thong’s Ban Luang sub-district during late March.

Currently, there have not been reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the hailstorm.

Mae Chaem district was also effected by thunderstorms and gusts of wind. Many houses had their roofs damaged by the wind.

In Muang’s Nong Hoi sub-district, a large tree at least 100 years old toppled on Chiang Mai – Lamphun road due to the windstorm. Fortunately, there was no report of injuries.