Flooding Alert - Bangkok - 25 October 2011
Flooding caused by inclement weather continues in Thailand and the possible flooding of Bangkok is monitored closely by Local authorities.
To confirm which areas are affected regular reports are available from the Thai 24/7 Emergency Operations Centre. Within Thailand it is possible to call the English language 24/7 Government call centre for flood advice and assistance on 1111 (extension 9).
If you are wishing to proceed to Thailand for holiday or business visit it is advisable to check with your tour operator/ or host before departure.
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport is operating normally at present but the Don Muang domestic airport was closed on 25 October due to flooding. There is disruption to road and rail transport, particularly on routes north of Bangkok and in flooded areas.
If you are in an affected area, exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities.
The South African Embassy in Bangkok can also provide advice on the current situation and may be reached at the contact details provided below:
South African Embassy
Floor 12A, M Thai Tower
All Season Place
87 Wireless Road
Kingdom of Thailand