Cars drive through floods after heavy rain in Thailand

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This is the moment cars drove through a flooded road after heavy rain in Thailand.

Motorists had no choice but to pass through the main road that was submerged in knee-deep dirty water in Khon Kaen province on August 9.

Footage shows vehicles slowly wading across the deluge after other routes and tunnels became unpassable due to flooding.

Hours of heavy downpours resulted in almost a kilometre of flooding from the tunnel to the main road that was up to 50cm-deep.

Governor Somsak Changtrakul said: ‘We have ordered all districts to watch out for thunderstorms in the area but so far there have been no reports of damage in the locality.’

Road users especially those with smaller vehicles were also advised to take alternate routes in low-lying areas to prevent flooding of their exhaust pipes and engines.

Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are in the middle of their tropical monsoon rainy season, which lasts until October or November. Soaring temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius are often followed by powerful tropical storms with thunder, lightning, rain and flash floods.