Source: Vientiane Times
Temperatures are forecast to dip by 1-3C accompanied by light fog in parts of the country until February 21 due to the influence of a weak high-pressure system in China.
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department is warning the public to be prepared for cold weather amid health concerns.
The department says a cold front is spreading across the country and that temperatures could drop by 1-3C with fog in mountain areas, northern regions, and the Bolaven Plateau.
Temperatures are expected to drop overnight with morning minimums ranging from 7-9C in the north, especially the provinces of Phongsaly, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang.
Mountainous areas are expected to have minimum temperatures of 9-13C.
People in the provinces of Oudomxay, Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang and Xayaboury should expect light rain and gusty winds, the department said.
Cold weather with wind and morning fog is forecast for Xaysomboun province where the minimum temperature is expected to be 5C.
On the Bolaven Plateau, temperatures could drop overnight with morning minimums of 5-7C forecast along with fog and wind, while maximum temperatures are expected to range from 21-23C.
In the central region, cool weather overnight with gusting winds and morning fog is possible, with temperatures rising in the afternoon. The expected minimum range is 15-17C, with the maximum forecast at 30-32C.
There will be morning fog in Vientiane and temperatures will drop overnight. The range is forecast at 17-33C, with the possibility of occasional wind gusts.
In the south, there will be light morning fog and the possibility of winds in some areas with expected minimum temperatures of 17-19C while the maximum will range from 31-34C.