Source: Vientiane Times
A cold air mass from China continues to spread across Laos, bringing morning mist, low night-time temperatures, and gusting winds to the northern provinces, Xaysomboun, and plateau areas, with these conditions forecast at least until December 31.
People in mountainous and plateau areas should anticipate more cold weather in the coming days, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
In the northeast, temperatures will range from 5-24 Celsius, with morning mist forecast in many areas, accompanied by occasional strong winds.
Cold conditions will be accompanied by foggy mornings and occasional strong winds in Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang, and Xayaboury provinces, where temperatures will range from 9 to 27C.
Vientiane will also experience chilly nights and mornings, with temperatures ranging from 15-30C.
The central provinces of Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, and Xaysomboun will also experience cold conditions with wind gusts and average temperatures ranging from 11-25C.
In Xaysomboun province, the temperature range is forecast at 7-25C.
Temperatures will be higher in the south of the country, ranging from 17-32C, while in plateau areas the range will be much lower at 9-27C.
Thailand’s Meteorology Department has forecast that provinces bordering Laos, namely Loei, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, and Khon Kaen, will be cool to cold with morning mist, but with a 2-4C rise in temperature, while isolated rain showers are forecast from December 27 to January 1. After that, strong winds are possible, accompanied by a 1-2C drop in temperature.
The minimum temperature range for these provinces is forecast at 12-22C, with maximums of 30-34C.
Mountaintops will be cold to very cold, with minimum temperatures ranging from 7-14C and northeasterly winds of 10-25km/hour, according to the Thai Meteorology Department’s website.