Weather Patterns, General Behaviour of the Mekong River and Flood Situation
General weather patterns
During the week of 02nd to 08th July 2019, the weather bulletins and maps were issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD). It was stated that some tropical cyclones may develop at the western side of the northern Pacific Ocean and move pass the Philippines toward the South China Sea. Then, they may move northwesterly pass the Gulf of Tonkin and influence the Southwest Monsoon prevailing over Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand to strengthen. This influences the prevailing Southwest Monsoon over in the Mekong Region. Figures 1 & 2 presented the weather map for 02nd July and 08th 2019.