Floodwater reaches the ground floor of a Tesco Lotus store in Songkhla municipality late Friday night. (Photo by Assawin Phakkhawan)

Persistent rain throughout Friday caused flooding to several districts of the southern provinces of Songkhla, Narathiwat Pattani, Trang and Yala early Saturday. Flooded were many roads in Songkhla municipality,including Kanchanawanit Road. Travel became difficult for small vehicles.

In Saba Yoi district, Ban Lae Baeng village was flooded for the fourth time this year. About 200 local residents were evacuated. Saba Yoi-Ban Node Road in tambon Saba Yoi was under 50 centimetres of water.Other districts facing Songkhla Kake were also flooded.

In Narathiwat, roads between Sungai Kolok and Waeng districts and the Chanae-Ban Dusongyor Road in Chanae district were impassable. The Sungai Kolok and Sai Buri rivers overflowed and causing floods in Tak Bai, Cho Airong, Rangae, Yi-ngo, Bacho, Si Sakhon, Rueso and Muang districts.

In Pattani, about 130 families were evacuated from Ban Luboh Sulong in tambon Trohbon in Sai Buri district because of runoff from the Kala Pho range. Runoff also happened in Thung Yang Daeng, Kapho, Mae Lan, Nong Chik and Muang districts.

In Yala, many villages in Muang district were flooded and about 700 families were affected.

A flooded road in Muang district of Narathiwat (Photo by Waedao Harai)