Rescue workers are on duty in runoff-hit Thong Pha Phum district, Kanchanaburi, on Thursday morning. (Photo by Piyarat Chongcharoen)
Heavy rain will continue until Tuesday after it caused runoff and floods in several provinces from Wednesday night.
The Meteorological Department said on Thursday that rain would continue due to a monsoon trough above the lower North, Central Plains and Northeast since Wednesday.
It rained heavily in many parts of the country from Wednesday night to Thursday morning. Floods were reported in downtown Chiang Mai on Wednesday morning and there was runoff in Lampang province.
Runoff was also reported in Prachin Buri and Kanchanaburi provinces.
In Bangkok, heavy rain caused floods in many areas on Wednesday night. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said on Thursday that heavy rain — 100 millimetres in 15 minutes — had caused flooding in Din Daeng, Huai Khwang and Phaya Thai districts.
Meteorological Department : the government department in charge of determining what the weather will be in the future - กรมอุตุนิยมวิทยา
monsoon : the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries - มรสุม
runoff : rainfall that cannot be taken in by the soil and which flows into rivers, lakes or the sea - น้ำหลาก, ปริมาณของเหลวที่ไหลออก
trough : a long narrow region of low air pressure between two regions of higher pressure -