Mekong River Commission: Water levels back to normal averages hinh anh 1

Mekong River water level in Thailand 

The MRC Secretariat’s Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Lam Hung Son said the region has seen quite a good amount of rainfall since the third week of April even though its total accumulated volume is only at an average level.

The MRC also said the Mekong region is now affected by a transition between the El Nino and La Nina weather systems.

 

It noted in its statement that rainfall will be uneven from May to July in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

“May appears to be dry across the four countries,” it added. “But in June, Cambodia and Thailand are expected to receive more rainfall than Laos and Vietnam. In July, an excessive amount of rainfall is forecast for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, with a little less for Vietnam.”/.

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