Source: Vientiane Times
Residents in central and southern provinces of Laos are urged to brace themselves for the potential impact of Typhoon Talim, which is expected to bring thunderstorms and strong winds early this week.
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department has issued a warning, advising people to take the necessary precautions to safeguard their homes and property.
As of Monday morning, Typhoon Talim was approaching Hainan Island in China at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour and is projected to continue its course westwards and make landfall in northern Vietnam on the morning of July 18.
As the typhoon passes over Laos, central and southern areas, including Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong, and Attapeu provinces, can expect strong southwesterly monsoon winds, as well as thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rainfall.
In the northeast, Phongsaly and Huaphan provinces can expect rain, with temperatures ranging from 20-30C.
In the northwest, light rain is forecast for Luang Namtha province, while further south thunderstorms and occasional strong winds are expected in Vientiane province, with temperatures ranging from 20-35C.
Xaysomboun province can expect thunderstorms and temperatures ranging from 20-28C.
The southern provinces, including Champassak, Xekong, and Attapeu, will see temperatures ranging from 23-30C.
Plateau areas will have light rain accompanied by strong winds, with temperatures ranging from 17-29C.
Vientiane can anticipate strong winds and higher temperatures, ranging from 25-35C.
According to Thailand’s Meteorology Department, eastern provinces neighboring Laos, such as Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom, can expect widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy to very heavy rain at the start of this week. Temperatures in these areas will range from 24-33C, with southwesterly winds blowing at speeds of 10 to 25 km/hour.
As the typhoon approaches, people across the country are advised to stay updated with the latest weather advisories and take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and protect their property.