Lonely Planet Writer

Storms ground more than 100 flights in Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Image by David McKelvey / CC BY 2.0

A total of 108 flights were grounded, delayed or diverted at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang Airport in Bangkok on Wednesday night due to heavy rain. Last night’s downpour followed a flash flood in the Thai capital on Tuesday, which led to calls for Bangkok’s drainage system to be overhauled. More storms are forecasted for city over the coming days, with Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra reportedly suggesting residents ‘go and live in the mountains’ to escape possible floods. Read more: bangkokpost.com