The Finnish Embassy in Bangkok has warned travellers in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos of rising flood waters. In some Thai provinces, foreign nationals are being ordered to contact local officials. Some 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces are suffering from the worst floods in five decades. Provinces in the north and central areas of the country are the most severely affected. Floods are expected to peak inBangkoknext weekend. The Finnish Embassy in the city is encouraging those travelling to or currently in the country to exercise caution and follow local media, such as Bangkok Post and The Nation. In Cambodia, travellers are advised to follow local media and instructions given by local officials. In Laos, floods have washed out several roads, making travelling particularly hazardous.