Pattaya hit by floods as Thailand enters rainy season

Photo via The Pattaya News

Pattaya experienced significant flooding in various areas last night, following the official start of Thailand’s rainy season on Monday. The heavy downpour, which lasted for about an hour and was accompanied by strong winds, affected flood-prone locations such as Sukhumvit Road, South Pattaya Road, Pattaya Beach Road, Third Road near the Paniat Chang intersection, Moom Aroi intersection, and the road along the railway.

The torrential rain began around 9.30pm, with flood levels in some areas reaching between 30 centimetres and one metre in height. However, the storm and flooding subsided relatively quickly, thanks to the installation of larger drains that have proven more effective at draining water compared to previous years.

Thailand’s rainy season officially started on Monday, May 22 and is expected to last until mid-October. However, the southern…

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