Weather forecasters expect light to moderately heavy rain

Published on August 1, 2013

Weather forecasters expect light to moderately heavy rain to continue throughout most of the country

Weather forecasters expect light to moderately heavy rain to continue throughout most of the country from the first of August, after some parts of the country-experienced flash flooding last month.

According to a weather forecasting report from the Weather Forecasting and Aeronautical Meteorology Department, the low pressure system will continue to affect the weather nationwide. It is forecast to be met by Tropical Storm Jebi in the east, which is moving southwest at a speed of around 10km per hour and is expected to make landfall in northern Vietnam on August 2-3.

This weather system is forecast to bring widespread rainfall, and isolated heavy showers with wind gusts at times. Southern parts of the country, especially Pakxong district of Champassak province, will experience temperatures as low as 12 degrees, due to the rains and cloud cover.

At the end of last month, Borikhamxay province was hit with heavy rains and flash flooding, causing the loss of many livestock, agricultural crops and transportation difficulties.

Currently, the provincial authorities are repairing Namthone Bridge on Road No 13 South in Pakkading district, which they expect to be completed this week. This year, the rains arrived earlier in May, which is not normal. Usually they are expected in the middle of May. Around 26 to 28 tropical storms occur each year in the region, with 30 being the highest number that could be expected. However, it is very unlikely for this to happen.

Source: LNTV Lao News in English