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Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Blankets were mobilized, lakes received surprise guests, and ice cubes became the hottest commodity. All for a sole purpose: to keep the heat at bay.

Mercury rises to 40C as Hanoi scorched by heat wave

The current heat wave that's got Vietnam sweating is likely to continue heating up the northern region and central coast provinces over the next two to three days.

Some like it hot, but don't take heat stress in Vietnam lightly

Too much heat is not good when you travel to Vietnam this summer.
April 12, 2017 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

Huge Portugal forest fire kills 25, injures 16

'The number of fatalities could still rise,' Portugal's Prime Minister said.
June 18, 2017 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

Sweat it out: Saigonese struggle as heat wave bakes city

Saigon is going through extreme summer heat in the end of April, prompting people to resort to various cooling methods.
April 29, 2018 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Mercury soars to 40 degrees as north, central Vietnam swelter

Prolonged heat wave drives up power consumption, increasing risk of shortages during the dry season.
July 03, 2018 | 08:02 am GMT+7

Heat wave sends power consumption to record high in northern Vietnam

The previous record had been set just a week earlier, said the national power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
July 04, 2018 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Summer makes it hot for Hanoians

In the last few weeks, Hanoi and its residents have sweltered as never before, and finding some respite has been difficult.
July 04, 2018 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

Heat wave kills 19 in Canada

The elderly or people suffering from chronic or mental illnesses are vulnerable people.
July 05, 2018 | 11:45 am GMT+7

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration as global warming brings more high temperatures.
July 16, 2018 | 11:24 am GMT+7

Sanctions-hit N Korea warns of natural disaster brought by heat wave

North Korea on Thursday called for an "all-out battle" against record temperatures that threaten crops.
August 03, 2018 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Scientists say Earth is at risk of becoming 'hothouse'

A new U.S. study says Earth is approaching "hothouse" conditions if global temperatures rise more than 2 degrees Celsius.
August 10, 2018 | 10:41 am GMT+7

Ultra high UV levels hitting Saigon, experts warn

Saigon residents face the risk of burned eyes and skin even after brief exposure to the sun, doctors caution.
February 18, 2019 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

Saigon heat wave takes UV index to dangerous levels

Amid a heat wave, the ultraviolet index in HCMC has risen to extreme levels, posing skin cancer threats to people exposed to the sun.
April 18, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

More kids, seniors visit Saigon hospitals as mercury soars

With temperatures soaring to 37 degrees Celsius, Saigon hospitals are seeing a rise in children and elderly patients.
April 18, 2019 | 02:33 pm GMT+7
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