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Weather Forecast: Flooding and Landslides Possible Countrywide

Source: Vientiane Times

Flooding and landslides may occur in some parts of the country from June 12-18, while thunderstorms, heavy rain, and wind gusts will be experienced throughout the country, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department has forecast.

In the northeast, there will be rain and squalls throughout Phongsaly and Huaphan provinces, with temperatures ranging from 18-32 degrees Celsius.

In the northwest, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces can expect heavy rain, thunderstorms and wind gusts from June 12-15. The rain will ease from June 16-18, and temperatures will range from 22-36C.

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The central provinces of Vientiane, Borikhamxay, and Khammuan will also have thunderstorms and occasional strong winds from June 12-16, with an expected temperature range of 23-35C.

Xaysomboun​ province can expect thunderstorms and light rain​ from June 12-18, with temperatures ranging from 18-26C.

In the south, thunderstorms and heavy rain are forecast for Champassak, Xekong, and Attapeu provinces from June 12-18, where temperatures will range from 23-36C.

Plateau areas​ will have relatively cool​ mornings​ with a temperature range of 16-27C, together with thunderstorms, rain, and wind ​gusts​ from June 12-16.
Vientiane can expect thunderstorms with strong winds​, and temperatures ranging from 24-36C.

Everyone is advised to be prepared for weather extremes and keep track of forecasts.

Thailand’s Meteorology Department has forecast scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain in eastern provinces neighboring Laos, namely Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom, from June 13-16.

From​ June 17-19, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain showers are forecast.

Temperatures will range from 22-37C and winds will be southwesterly with a speed of 10-20 km/hour, according to the department’s website.