Source: Vientiane Times
Temperatures across the country will remain high, while thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and squalls are possible from April 29 to May 2, forecasters warn.
From April 29-30, intermittent torrential rain and squalls can be expected in the capital and in Xayxomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong, Attapeu and Vientiane provinces.
From April 30 to May 1, thunderstorms, rain and strong winds are probable in the capital and Huaphan, Phongsaly, Xieng Khuang, Oudomxay, Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, Xaysomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong, Attapeu and Vientiane provinces.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds will occur across Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu provinces until May 2. People should avoid spending time outdoors during thunderstorms and in high winds and stay away from large trees, unsound buildings and billboards.
Everyone should be prepared for weather extremes and follow forecasts issued by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
Huaphan, Phongsaly and Xieng Khuang provinces will see temperatures ranging from 18-32 degrees Celsius from April 25 to May 1.
In the northwest, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces will have temperatures ranging from 22-37C.
The central provinces of Vientiane, Borikhamxay and Khammuan can expect temperatures of 23-37C from April 25 to May 1, while it will be cooler in Xaysomboun province, where the temperature range is forecast at 15-29C.
In the south, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu provinces will have temperatures ranging from 23-36C from April 25 to May 1. The forecast for Vientiane for the same period is a temperature range of 25-35C.