The heavy rain is set to continue today and tomorrow according a Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) forecast.
Vice Governor Theera arrived at Bangyai Canal this morning to investigate the water level which has increased considerably since recent downpours.
Along with Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansuppana, Vice Governor Theera inspected the flooded area in front of Government Savings Bank after reports of the water level increasing at Bangyai Canal
Vice Governor Theera said he ordered officials to quickly work in the area hasten drainage and to help residents who affected by the flood water.
He also ordered officials to warn residents living high-risk areas to be vigilant in watching for any flash flooding and asked residents to report to officials in case of any emergency.
Heavy rain last night also caused floods in many parts of Phuket Town and also in Patong, where water rundown from the hills regularly contribute floods in the town.
Areas affected by flooding in Phuket Town included Surin Road, Daorung junction and along Chao Fa East Rd – where traffic was stand still temporary in early hours. Villa California, Villa 3 and several other along Chao Fa East Rd were also affected.
In Patong, Government Saving Bank Junction was also flooded and Soi Nanai had some minor lands slide due to the very heavy rain.
Many roads in Patong including Na Nai Rd and Taweewong Rd were affected by the flood. It took Patong Municipaity officials more than an hour to clear dirt and debris from the roads.
In front of Patong Hospital and Patong Police Station, traffic were temporary paralyzed, with both small and large vehicles unable to pass through the area.
The Thailand Meteorological Department has forecast high air pressure from China which will blanket northern Thailand and decreasing temperatures which will cause more fog in the mornings.
From October 29 to 30 the high pressure system will move southward towards Malaysia.
These conditions are likely to cause increased rainfall in Southern Thailand, mainly along the west coast, most southern regions can expect a 60 per cent chance of rainfall, especially Phuket, Ranong and Phang Nga. Waves are expected to be up to two metres. TMD warns residents living in these provinces to be alert for any flash flood.