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Hot Conditions, Thunderstorms Forecast Until Next Week

Source: Vientiane Times

Many regions across the country will continue to receive hot weather and thunderstorms, with strong winds and light rain from May 20-26, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

The weather bureau yesterday issued a warning for thunderstorms and strong winds and urged the public to be on their guard against extreme weather conditions.

For the northeast provinces of Phongsaly, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang, thunderstorms and light rain are forecast from May 20-23 with the storms increasing from May 24-26. Temperatures will range from 20-32 degrees Celsius.

Oudomxay, Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces are expecting thunderstorms and light rain from May 20-26 with a forecast temperature range of 25-36C.

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Vientiane will be hot with thunderstorms and light rain from May 20-26. Temperatures will range from 26-38C.

The central region, including Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Vientiane provinces, will have thunderstorms and light rain from May 20-22​ and thunderstorms from May 23-26. Temperatures will range from 26-38C.

In Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu provinces the weather will be hot with thunderstorms from May 20-26. Temperatures will range from 26-39C, according to Meteorology and Hydrology Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Meanwhile, the Thai Meteorology Department is forecasting isolated to scattered thunderstorms from May 18-24 in the adjacent Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, and Ubon Ratchathani provinces.

From May 20-22, the southern neighbour is expecting isolated thundershowers with southeasterly to southwesterly winds at 10-30 km/h. Minimum temperatures will vary from 23-26°C while maximums will range from 33-38°C, according to the Thai Meteorology Department’s website.