Rains of Rai to Fall, Despite Downgrade

Roads flood due to the rain Tuesday in the northern province of Phayao.

BANGKOK — The daily downpour will get heavier still in Bangkok and most provinces despite the downgrade of tropical storm Rai.

Strong wind conditions and rough waters prevail in the Andaman Sea and upper Gulf of Thailand, although the Meteorological Department on Tuesday afternoon reclassified tropical storm Rai to a tropical depression, inbound from southern Laos and expected to arrive tonight.

Meteorologists expect it to weaken further as it passes over Isaan.

Bangkok was forecast to experience 80 percent rainfall Tuesday evening.

Small craft advisories are in effect on both coasts.