Heavy Rain Causes More Floods in Chiang Mai

 | Mon 13 Oct 2014 20:36 ICT

CityNews – Parts of Chiang Mai were flooded following heavy rain yesterday morning, with the water level in some areas reaching 50cm.
Nimmanhaemin Road yesterday morning. Photo: Francis Wilmer.

Many roads in Haiya, Phrasing, and Sripingmuang sub-districts were flooded, causing traffic jams with bicycles and motorcycles unable to get through. Nimmanhaemin Road was also flooded.

Chiang Mai municipality officials set up pumps to help affected communities release water into the Mae Kha canal and drains, so it could flow into the Ping river. The situation was back to normal in the afternoon.

Pornnapha Thongthep of the Northern Meteorological Centre said the north will see thunderstorms and strong winds in some areas this week, leading to cooler temperatures and fog in the mornings.

The lowest temperature recorded at Doi Inthanon National park yesterday morning was 9.1 degrees Celsius.

Residents throughout the north have been warned to be careful when driving in foggy areas, and to prepare for inclement weather and cold spells next weekend. Children, the elderly and those suffering from respiratory tract disease should take special care, authorities said.
Photo: Francis Wilmer.