Thailand continues to see floodwater rise

British tourists have been warned to take care if visiting Thailand in the near future due to continued flooding.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised tourists to ‘exercise caution due to widespread flooding’.


The far eastern country has been hit by monsoon rains, however the capital Bangkok has so far avoided the worst of the flooding. Some outer regions are still experiencing rising water, with parts of the country left under water.


The flooding has so far taken the lives of 297, with two people missing. Over 2.3 million people have been affected with worst flooding seen in the north and north-east of the country.


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) has today announced that the capital is still in danger of flooding, however the rainwater is being closely monitored and the situation is not critical at present.


Bangkok’s International Airport is still fully operational, however road and rail services have been affected, especially north of the capital. The areas most at risk of flooding are Sam Mai, Khlong and Khlong Sam Wa.


This is the most awful flooding seen in Thailand in decades.