PHUKET: Heavy rains caused flooding and paralysed traffic for small vehicles in this southern resort province on Sunday morning.
It was raining over about 80% of the tourist island and floodwater was deep in many areas on Sunday morning.
The affected areas included Khao Khat, Ao Yon, Phaniang Sam Kongnam, Tha Khraeng, Rai Foon, Dao Roong and Chaofa Sakdidet in Muang district where water levels were too deep for small vehicles to pass. Floodwater in these areas was at least 60 centimetres deep.
In Kathu district, heavy flooding occurred in Patong, Kathu and Kor Kathu areas.
The Meteorological Department predicted that along the western coast of the South including Phuket it would rain in 40-60% of areas from Monday to Wednesday and then 60-70% of all areas in the region on Thursday and Friday.