North expects severe hot spell after devastating floods


A new heat wave is forecasted to arrive in the northern and central region following the deaths of 33 people in recent floods and landslides.

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North expects severe hot spell

Low pressure from the west is spreading into Vietnam, combing with hot and dry south-west winds meaning temperatures in northern and central regions have reached 33 to 36 degrees, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Starting from June 29, the heat wave will cover other areas, pushing average temperatures to 35-38 degrees. In the next three to five days, the highest temperatures could reach 38-40 degrees. The regions will experience from 12-16 hours of average temperatures above 35 degrees.

Hanoi has experienced temperatures of 36 degrees on June 28.

Heavy rains occurred in the Central Region and Central Highlands with 31mm of rainfall in Quang Binh`s Kien Giang Town, 50mm in Quang Ngai`s Binh Dong Commune and 41mm in Dak Lak`s Ea Sol Commune. Heavy rains and thunderstorms are still being forecasted for the next 36 hours. Mountainous areas are advised to take measures to deal with and prepare for flashfloods and landslides.

Floods and landslide claimed eight people in Lai Chau Province and caused severe damage to infrastructure and crops in the northern region.

Source: VietNamNet

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