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Heavy Rainfall Causes Severe Flooding in Thailand

Heavy Rainfall Causes Severe Flooding in Thailand

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Transport disruption in the north, north-east and the central of Thailand

The Foreign Office has published details about disruption of Thailand’s transport due to heavy and persistent rainfall across the north, north east and in central Thailand.  Although airports are reported to be operating normally, the FCO say that tourists travelling by road and rail north of Bangkok may experience problems.

If you are already travelling in the area, British Nationals are advised to be cautious and to follow the advice of the local Thai authorities.  The Thai 24/7 Emergency Operations Centre will report on the situation regularly, and if you are about to visit Thailand, first check the latest travel and weather news with your tour operator and the Thai Meteorological Department for up-to-date information and warnings before you leave.

For your safety FCO continues to advise against any travel to the Preah Vihear and Ta Krabey/Ta Moan temple areas located on the Thai-Cambodian border due to the presence of troops in the area, and recent outbreaks of fighting and against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

For more information visit the FCO’s website at http://www.fco.gov.uk