The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has warned that Laos could be hit with some chilly weather over the next few days due to a cold front moving in from China.
The cold snap will hit the country and last from the 9th to the 14th of this month, causing temperatures to drop by five degrees. Northern provinces will see wet weather and strong winds, with high altitude areas bearing the brunt of the cold.
Phongsaly, Houaphanh, and Xieng Khouang provinces are expected to receive the coldest weather, and residents are being told to ensure they have enough warm clothes, and make adequate preparations. Children and the elderly are the most at risk, and should be kept warm at all times.
Residents are encouraged to monitor temperatures over the next week.