Cooler weather and rain is expected in several parts of Laos this week, with temperatures dropping by up to three degrees.
According to a notice issued by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the weather is forecast to be cooler over the next few days, and particularly cool in the northern provinces of Laos.
The report says temperatures will see lows of 5 degrees and highs of 32 degrees from today to 23 January.
Some mild to moderate rainfall is expected in the northern and central provinces.
Cold weather is forecast for some parts of northern and central provinces including Phongsaly, Houaphan, Xieng Khouang, and Xaysomboun provinces, as well as Bolaven Plateau, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures will be higher during the day for central and southern areas, including Vientiane Capital, which will see lows of 17 and highs of up to 31 degrees this week.