A deluge at about 1pm caused roads to be overrun with water, leaving motorists stranded or cut off temporarily as the drains failed to carry away the runoff from inside the west-coast resort town.
The rising floodwaters were compounded by runoff from the Nakerd hills that encircle the east side of Patong.
Kathu Police station again suffered flooding, with the car park inundated. In August last year, the station suffered minor flood damage several times as heavy rains fell upon the town. (see story here.)
The Phuket News has been informed that the major roads in Patong are now clearing as the waters subside, and traffic is beginning to flow normally throughout the town.
The Southwest Meteorological Centre in Phuket forecasts more thundershowers this week, with a warning that more minor flash floods may occur.