The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) recorded 83.2mm of rainfall in Phuket Town yesterday, and 80.8mm of rainfall at at Phuket International Airport.
The hours-long deluges brought flooding at key areas with floodwaters rising up to 40cm deep in some places.
Floodwaters prevented small cars from passing in front of Super Cheap on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada, north of Phuket Town, while minor flooding forced temporary closure of the Sam Kong Underpass on the bypass road.
Several houses flooded in the nearby Sam Kong area, while drains overflowed and reports surfaced that Klong Bang Yai, which runs through the heart of Phuket Town, was close to bursting its banks.
Traffic Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers were dispatched across the island to assist flooded residents and direct traffic.
The TMD predicts more rain for the rest of this week, with the chance of more heavy rain dissipating as next weekend nears. (See TMD website here.)