Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Saturday begged Bangkokians to be patient for three more days, saying the flood situation would improve on Tuesday.
Speaking during her weekly radio program, Yingluck said the situation would be worsened from Saturday to Monday because of the sea high tide.
She said the flood level would reduce after the high tide because not all massive floodwaters would flow overland into Bangkok as earlier expected.
She said floodwaters in upstream provinces had gradually flown downstream via several canals instead of flowing overland to inundate Bangkok as earlier expected.
She said the authorities were also running against time to drain the overflow waters via Saen Sab, Thawee Wattana and other canals.