Source: Vientiane Times
Temperatures will remain high across the country, while some areas can expect thunderstorms, rain and occasional strong winds until May 23, according to the latest forecast from the Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
In the northeast, temperatures will range from 15-32C with thunderstorms, light rain and wind gusts forecast for Phongsaly, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces.
It will be hotter in the northwest, with a temperature range of 22-39C, with thunderstorms and the possibility of strong winds in Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Xayaboury and Luang Prabang provinces.
The central region of Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces will also see high temperatures, ranging from 22-39C, with the possibility of thunderstorms, showers, and occasional strong winds.
Similar conditions are forecast for Xaysomboun province where the temperature range will be lower at 16-32C.
Saravan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu provinces can also expect rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, and temperatures ranging from 25-39C.
Plateau areas will be cool in the mornings, with thunderstorms possible, and a predicted temperature range of 17-29C.
In Vientiane, the temperature will remain in the 22-39C range, with possible thunderstorms and wind gusts.
Meanwhile, Thailand’s Meteorology Department says that provinces bordering Laos, namely Loei, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom and Khon Kaen, can expect high temperatures, haze, and isolated thundershowers from May 17-20.
From May 21-23, scattered thundershowers with heavy rain are likely. Winds will be south-easterly with speeds of 10-20 km/hour. The minimum temperature range will be 22-28C and the maximum will be 33-39C.
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department advises everyone to be on their guard against severe conditions and to take care when outdoors, especially in exposed areas.