Oh crud, more flood? Bangkok braces for wet weekend

Today is the calm before a stormy weekend Bangkok officials insist they’ve battened down the hatches to prepare for. Friday’s showers will lead into weekend pounders with heavy rainfall expected across the greater metropolitan area. The drainage department said today it’s braced its drainage, pump and dredging infrastructure for the onslaught with an eye on ...

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Don’t get stuck when Bangkok floods – 14 places to avoid (Map)

Don’t get stuck when Bangkok floods – 14 places to avoid (Map)

Anyone that’s lived through rainy season in Bangkok knows the pain of commuting this time of year all too well – and anyone that hasn’t got a crash course on it when...

Bangkok is in for more rain. Residents stockpile ingenuity, humor, not so much grace (Videos)

Bangkok is in for more rain. Residents stockpile ingenuity, humor, not so much grace (Videos)

Bangkok is in for a soggy week after the big wet shape of things to come exploded Friday. In case you missed the memo, rainy season officially arrived late last month and will run...

Animal pee in puddles loaded with curly bacteria, Thailand warned

Animal pee in puddles loaded with curly bacteria, Thailand warned

Rainy season is upon us and with it all manner of illnesses. Joining the airborne threat of influenza and dengue is a watery hazard from corkscrew-shaped bacteria that can worm...

Fish outta water: Reservoir giants killed by Thailand’s drought (Video)

Fish outta water: Reservoir giants killed by Thailand’s drought (Video)

A graphic video showing dozens of gigantic catfish carcasses being pulled out of a dried-out reservoir then lugged away from its muddy banks does not bode well for Thailand’s...

Some Like it Wet: Baked Bangkok relieved by rain

Some Like it Wet: Baked Bangkok relieved by rain

Bangkok went from searing to swimming as powerful rainstorms brought flooding to parts of the capital this morning and a respite from the forever-hot that’s plagued the capital...

Scorching heat blamed for ravaging Bangkok road

Scorching heat blamed for ravaging Bangkok road

The extreme heat in Bangkok has been blamed for fracturing at least one major roadway and posing a threat to drivers. Repair work is underway on the Thai-Japanese Friendship...

12 Thai provinces face water shortages

12 Thai provinces face water shortages

The government has warned that a dozen provinces are at risk of running out of water. Three months of predicted drought combined with a lack of reserves may lead to shortages in...

Duck Deja Vu: Giant rubber bird terrorizes Thai town – again (Video)

Duck Deja Vu: Giant rubber bird terrorizes Thai town – again (Video)

A violent tropical storm swept through Udon Thani last night, sending its iconic-yet-cursed giant rubber duckie once more into the air to the screams of terrified residents. The...

Heat stroke sends Thai net into meme meltdown

Heat stroke sends Thai net into meme meltdown

The mercury keeps rising in Thailand, causing the first reported heat stroke death occurring yesterday in Buriram province. With every day feeling hotter than the last, the...


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