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Notice: Intermittent Rainfall and Possible Landslides Expected This Week

Source: Vientiane Times

Storms bringing heavy rain and strong wind gusts will continue throughout the country until July 14, increasing the risk of landslides, flooding, and fallen trees, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned.

These conditions will prevail throughout Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces, where temperatures will range from 18-33C.

It will be hotter in the northwest, where temperatures will range from 23-35C, with heavy rain and wind gusts forecast for Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang
Prabang and Xayaboury provinces.

The central provinces will have temperatures ranging from 24-36C, accompanied by heavy rain and wind gusts in Borikhamxay, Khammuan, and Savannakhet provinces.

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In Xaysomboun province, temperatures will be lower at 19-32C, along with scattered showers and occasional gusting winds.

In the south, there will be light rain and occasional strong winds in some areas of Champassak and Saravan provinces, where temperatures are forecast at 24-36C.
Plateau areas will be relatively cool in the mornings with rainfall of varying intensity accompanied by wind gusts, and temperatures ranging from 19-30C.

Intermittent rain will continue to fall in Vientiane, where temperatures will range from 25-35C.

Everyone should be prepared for weather extremes and keep track of forecasts, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department advises.

Thailand’s Meteorology Department has forecast scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rains in provinces close to Laos, namely Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom, from July 9-10.

Minimum temperatures will range from 23-27C and will be accompanied by southwesterly winds with speeds of 10-20km per hour.

From July 11-14, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rains will occur, with isolated very heavy rainfall predicted from July 12-14.

Minimum temperatures will range from 22-26C and maximums from 28-34C, accompanied by southwesterly winds with speeds of 10-25km per hour, according to the department’s website.