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Hanoi offers free, airconditioned shelter from summer heat

Hanoi is trialing free relaxation sites for people to take shelter from scorching heat under a German funded project.

Hue residents try to stay cool in scorching summer

With temperatures soaring to 39 degrees Celsius more frequently, people in Hue in central Vietnam are finding relief in the Huong River.

Heat escalates dengue fever in Hanoi

548 dengue fever patients have been admitted to Hanoi hospitals this year, a three-fold increase year-on-year.
June 23, 2019 | 07:03 pm GMT+7

Power consumption surges as summer heats up

Vietnam is seeing a surge in electricity demand as summer heat intensifies while water shortage constrains power production.
May 20, 2019 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Hanoi swelters as UV index reaches alarming levels

Hanoi will be hit with extremely high levels of UV rays until next week, according to data from weather forecast sites.
May 17, 2019 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Sheltering from the sweltering heat, Saigon style

Masks, wet towels, and swimming pools are among ways in which Saigonese are protecting themselves from the burning sun.
March 31, 2019 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Europe bakes again in near-record temperatures

Europe baked in near-record temperatures on Monday but some respite was on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine.
August 07, 2018 | 08:15 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

In downtown Hanoi, as the weather sizzles, the crowds fizzle out

During peak sunshine hours, the streets have become too hot to handle.
July 03, 2018 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Feel the burn: Experts warn of more deadly heat waves for Vietnam

Climate change will be scorching the earth by the end of the century, with tropical countries worst at risk, researchers say.
June 20, 2017 | 07:11 pm GMT+7

How cool for the summer are you?

Water is the savior as it's now hot and sunny for most of the world. Unless you're in Antarctica or Australia.
June 18, 2017 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Historic wildfire wipes out massive area in Hanoi forest

A large chunk of the forest was destroyed in the most devastating wildfire of the city’s history.
June 06, 2017 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Hanoians get inventive during record heat wave

Dorm students and tuk-tuk drivers are turning to cheap, creative solutions for relief from record temperatures in the capital.
June 05, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Power consumption hits record high as Vietnam swelters under heat wave

Air conditioners and fans have been going at full blast as locals take cover.
June 05, 2017 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

The rule of Vietnamese summer: See water, jump in

Intense heat in central and northern parts of the country has sent droves to beaches, lakes and waterparks.
June 05, 2017 | 11:33 am GMT+7
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