Tropical Storm Gaemi is expected to hit central Thailand this weekend and it could be closely followed by two more big storms. The amount of rain expected could cause some flooding in the capital. At a seminar yesterday, experts said that at least eight key areas in Bangkok could be under as much as 30 centimeters of water for up to two weeks. Of course, this is conjecture, as the storm might not be as severe and therefore not overwhelming for the city’s drainage. It is important to note that it is still very unlikely that we will see any prolonged deep floods like we did in 2011.
I have marked these areas on my Bangkok Flood Map 2012.
Areas at risk include: Lat Phrao, Min Buri, Phra Khanong, Bang Kae, along Khlong Prawet, Khlong Sam Wa, Khlong Song Wa, Khlong Phraya Ratchamontri, Khlong Phittayalongkorn, Khlong Thawi Wattana, and the area to the east of Suvarnabhumi airport.