This is a Bangkok Flood Map for Tourists that I am working on. The flood has started to creep into inner Bangkok now and tourist attractions around the city have started to close.The red markers show places that tourists might go that have already closed. Yellow markers are places where tourists might go that are sometimes flooded at really high tides. The green markers are main attractions that are safe from the floods at least for this week. Click here for a bigger map.
BMA Map of the Floods (Green=less than 10 cms, Yellow 10-30 cms, Red=more than 30 cms)
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- BMA Map showing where the floods are and the depth
- Useful map showing road closures in Bangkok & live traffic cams: trafficpolice.go.th/traffic.html
- Useful map showing where it is raining in Bangkok at this moment: thairainmap.com
- Is it raining in Bangkok? Watch live street cams on this map: traffy.in.th/traffy/
- Map showing elevation in Bangkok will give an idea where it will flood
- Website monitoring water levels in Bangkok: dds.bangkok.go.th/Floodmon
- Flood map and flood resources in English by Google Crisis Response
- Weather updates from Thai Meteorological Department
9 November: The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is making an all-out effort to drain floodwater from the northern outskirts through Khlong Bang Sue in the hope of protecting the heart of Bangkok [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
8th November: http://www.bangkokpost.com
2 November: Deputy Governor Thirachon Manomaipiboon said all 50 districts in Bangkok are at risk of flooding as a result of the Khlong Sam Wa incident. He said the first three districts in Bangkok that would likely face the incoming deluge are Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung and Bung Kum [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
(Click for bigger map)
1st November: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s flood alert map showing areas being monitored, those under special watch and those where evacuation already required [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
Click to see bigger map of flood risk areas today
29 October: The entire Thon Buri area is expected to be submerged within three days due to signs that northern runoff could overwhelm attempts by City Hall and irrigation officials to defend the western part of the Chao Phraya River [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
28 October: Around 50,000 troops have been deployed in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces under an action plan to protect important establishments from inundation [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
26 October: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned Bangkok residents in all areas last night to brace for flooding after advancing runoff from the north of Bangkok surged into Don Mueang airport yesterday [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
25 October: Bangkok residents are living in fear as the authorities have been unsuccessful in trying to divert northern runoff to the east and west of the capital [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
24 October: The government has declared water gates and flood barriers special control zones as it struggles not only with the disaster but also with interference from protesting affected residents [Read more in the Bangkok Post]
23 October: Deluge reaches city’s north – Flooding broke out across northern Bangkok yesterday as floodwaters from Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani stressed canals and flood barriers across the city [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
22 October: PM Takes Charge of flood crisis – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has invoked the disaster prevention law to take full control of flood operations as run-off from the North has started surging into Bangkok [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
21 October: Bangkok districts told to brace – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has agreed to help drain northern runoff into the sea through the city’s canals as parts of Don Muang and Laksi districts were declared flood-risk zones yesterday [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
20 October: Govt sacrifices eastern Bangkok – In a bid to save the economic heart of the capital amid surging water levels, the government has finally opted to use the eastern part of Bangkok to drain massive amounts of floodwaters from the northern outskirts [Read full story in Bangkok Post]
19th October: City fate rests on barriers – Residents in many areas of Bangkok’s neighbouring provinces – Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom – were evacuated yesterday, while the capital’s chance of escaping the raging floods now depends on some temporary barriers [Read full story in The Nation]
19 October: Race begins to defend the capital – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is defending the eastern part of the capital by speeding up reinforcement of flood barriers in Sai Mai district to avert threats from rising floodwaters [Read full story in the Bangkok Post]
15th October: Authorities yesterday made all-out efforts to reinforce a 4km flood barrier along Khlong Rangsit canal in tambon Lak Hok of Pathum Thani and Chulalongkorn sluice gate in Pathum Thani. Both barriers are the last flood prevention lines to prevent overflow entering Bangkok, particularly after a sluice gate in Khlong Ban Phrao in Pathum Thani’s Sam Khok district broke. (Bangkok Post)
Latest flood predictions for Bangkok (Bangkok Post 13 October 2011)
Despite the flood prevention wall, families in 27 communities in 13 districts outside the flood walls along the Chao Phraya River, the Bangkok Noi Canal and the Maha Sawat Canal are still at risk. The 13 districts are: Bang Sue, Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Kholaem, Yannawa, Klong Toey, Bang Phlad, Bangkok Noi, Thonburi, Klong San, Rat Burana and Thawi Watthana. In addition, 15 areas in the city, see the map above, could also experience bad flooding.
Flood barriers in Pathum Thani were breached in 11 places including the five locations in red circles in this map above. Latest reports are that it has now been repaired. (Source: Nation 12/10/2011).
Map of Bangkok by the Nation: Brown line shows roads which are high enough to also function as an embankment against flood water. Red line is the permanent embankment wall along the Chao Phraya River. Green line is a 1.2 km stretch which will be finished by the end of 2011.
The map above, also by the Bangkok Post graphics department, shows the 75 km long flood prevention wall. It also shows the locations of the drainage tunnels.
List of temporary evacuation centres for Eastern Bangkok Districts (Bangkok Post)
USEFUL WEBSITES WITH MAPS:
- Thailand Flood Monitoring System
- Map Monitoring the water level in canals in Bangkok
- Map showing flooding on highways in Thailand