Source: Vientiane Times
Thunderstorms, strong winds and hail are forecast for northern, central and southern provinces from May 15-17, while storms and light rain will affect some regions from May 18-19, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The department, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, issued a warning for extreme weather conditions accompanying the thunderstorms and hail.
In the northeast, light rain is forecast from May 15-17 throughout Phongsaly, Huanphanh and Xieng Khuang provinces, while thunderstorms and light rain will occur in some regions from May 18-19. Temperatures will range from 20-33 degrees Celsius.
The northwest including Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces will be hot, and some areas will have light rain from May 15-17, along with thunderstorms on May 18-19. The expected temperature range is between 21-39C.
The central region will be hot with thunderstorms, and light rain is forecast for the provinces of Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Savannakhet from May 15-19. Temperatures will range from 23-39C.
Saravan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu provinces can expect thunderstorms and strong winds from May 15-19. Temperatures will range from 24-36C.
Hot weather with thunderstorms and strong winds have been predicted for Vientiane from May 11-17 with temperatures ranging from 25-40C.
According to the Thai Meteorology Department’s website, there will be hot to very hot conditions with scattered thunderstorms and gusty winds for the adjacent Loei, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom and Khon Kaen provinces from May 14-17. Minimum temperatures will be 24-28C with maximums of 36-40C.
Storms damaged many homes and temples in the Lao capital on May 10 while communities in Vientiane province were also hit on May 9.
On May 7, many homes and offices in the capital’s Hatxaifong district were affected by storms with more than ten electricity poles brought down. The damage was estimated at almost 1 billion kip, according to Lao Economic Daily newspaper.
For more weather forecasts and related information, visit the Meteorology and Hydrology Department’s Facebook page.