Flood warning for Bangkok next week and in early December

The Bangkok Governor’s Office warned residents living alongside the Chao Phraya River on Tuesday to watch out for possible floods in the coming week.

Aswin Kwanmuang, Bangkok Governor, posted a warning on his Facebook page that high water levels are expected between November 20-26 and December 6-9.

The Hydrographic Department has also issued a warning of the rising water levels in the area around the Royal Thai Navy Headquarters and Phra Chulachomklao Fort between November 19 to 28.

The high water level will hit its highest between 6 am to 3 pm due to the northeast monsoons traveling to the Gulf of Thailand.

The water level is expected to rise between 1.8-2.0 metres high in the Royal Thai Navy Headquarters area and 1.7-1.9 metres high in Phra Chulachomklao Fort and its surrounding areas.

Aswin said the BMA has coordinated with the Royal Irrigation Department to release more water to flow into the Chao Phraya River to control the water flow.

The BMA is trying to reinforce areas of previous overflows along the Chao Phraya River, with levees made of sandbag and water pump arrangements.

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