Intense heat wave in the North to cool down from Tuesday

Monday, 2019-07-08 10:36:56
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The blistering heat in the North and Central Vietnam is forecast to continue over the next several days. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The North and Central Vietnam continue to suffer from a prolonged severe heat wave on July 8, but the extreme weather is forecast to cool down in the northern delta provinces from Tuesday.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), yesterday the blistering heat occurred on a large scale in the plain and midland areas in the northern and central provinces reaching over 38C at the highest in several places.

It was forecasted that due to the influence of a western low pressure that is expanding to the southeast combined with a southwest wind zone, the northern and midland regions continued to suffer from the harsh weather today, with the highest temperature ranging from 35-37C, while the central provinces witnessing temperatures even up to over 38C.

The number of hours in a day with temperatures of over 35C will be between 11 and 17, the national weather service said.

Hanoi also suffers from the intense heat on Monday with the highest temperatures from 36-38C.

In the Northern Delta provinces, hot weather is set to subside from July 9, but the blistering heat is likely to last for several upcoming days in the central provinces, posing a high risk of fires in residential areas as well as forest fires.

In addition, due to the influence of a reported low pressure being compressed to the south, there are scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening in the northern mountainous area, particularly in Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang and Cao Bang provinces, with heavy rainfall from 30-60mm per 12 hours.

The NCHMF also warned that from Tuesday night, heavy rains are expected in the mountains and midlands of Northern Vietnam, with average rainfall ranging from 40-80mm per 12 hours, even reaching over 100mm per 12 hours in several areas. There is also the possibility of whirlwinds, lightning, hails and strong winds.