Weather Patterns, General Behaviour of the Mekong River and Flood Situation
General weather patterns
During the week of 29th July to 05th August 2019, the weather bulletins and maps were issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD). The Southwest Monsoon prevailing over Thailand mostly weakens and the tropical storm “WIPHA” landed to Northern-east part of Viet Nam in the morning of 03 August. After that, it moved west-southwest and weakened into a tropical depression in the evening of the same day then moving through Laos and Thailand on 04 August. As a result, there were heavy rainfall for some areas at Upper and Central part of Laos, but not covered the whole region. Figures 1 & 2 presented the weather map for 25th July and 29th 2019.