Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads…

Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows…

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Severe weather, including strong winds and thunderstorms, hit 21 provinces in north, north-east, east and central Thailand, including capital Bangkok, from April 12 to 15, 2020. As a result, two people have lost their lives and at least 3 269 houses were damaged by…

Severe hailstorm triggers blackouts in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Severe hailstorm triggers blackouts in Chiang Rai, Thailand

A sudden, severe storm caused widespread blackouts and left several homes damaged in three districts of Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai on Saturday night, December 28, 2019. The storm also led to traffic after trees were knocked down along the Chiang…

Damaging gustnado rips through a gas station in Thailand’s Samutprakan

Damaging gustnado rips through a gas station in Thailand’s Samutprakan

A large and damaging gustnado touched down in Samutprakan province, Thailand, on October 5, 2019. The event was captured on a video, with terrified people running away as the winds swirl through a gas station. Cars were left damage and debris were swept away by the…

At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

Floods from torrential rains swept northern Thailand killing at least 33 residents, reports said on September 16. The violent rain was spawned by two tropical storms – Podul and Kajiki – which caused an impact on 28 provinces, with Isan region as the worst-hit area….

Tropical Storm “Podul” killed 5 in Thailand, damaged 1 000 homes

Tropical Storm “Podul” killed 5 in Thailand, damaged 1 000 homes

Tropical storm "Podul" has weakened into a low tropical depression after it made landfall in north-central Vietnam on August 30, 2019, with average wind speed between 40 to 60 km/h (25 to 37 mph). Meanwhile, the storm slammed provinces in the north and…

Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants….