Laos on High Alert as Tropical Storm Talim Approaches

Tropical storm Talim. (Photo: Zoom Earth).

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Laos has issued a warning for heavy rain, storms, and lightning this week, as tropical storm “Talim” is expected to bring more rainfall to the country.

After leaving China’s northern island of Hainan, the monsoon storm will move through the northern and central regions of Laos from 19 to 23 July, according to a forecast issued by the department on Monday.

According to a recent report, after the powerful typhoon made landfall on Monday night, tens of thousands of people have already fled their homes in southern China and Vietnam, despite flood warnings and the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains.

Due to this tropical storm, the northern provinces of Phongsaly, Houaphanh, and Xieng Khouang in Laos will experience rain and lightning, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Vientiane Capital and other central provinces will experience light to moderate thunderstorms and strong winds in some areas. The lowest temperature will be 23 degrees Celsius, and the highest will be 36 degrees.

While the southern region of Laos will experience heavy rain and lightning throughout the week, the Bolaven Plateau will experience cold mornings with rain and lightning.

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has urged residents to be cautious regarding hailstorms, flash flooding, landslides, and other natural disasters that are likely to be caused by the approaching storm.