North, central Vietnam to experience high heat next week

By Gia Chinh   July 7, 2024 | 04:37 am PT
North, central Vietnam to experience high heat next week
A woman works under high heat in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The development of a low-pressure area in the west will lead to widespread heat waves in the north and central regions next with highs of 39 degrees Celsius.

From Tuesday to Saturday the north region expects highs of 35-38 degrees while its mountains might continue to experience showers and thunderstorms in the evening, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

U.S.-based AccuWeather forecasts that Hanoi will see temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees by mid-week, rising to 36-37 degrees from Thursday, with nighttime temperatures ranging from 27-28 degrees Celsius.

Higher areas above 1,500 meters above sea level, such as Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province, will see temperatures around 17-25 degrees Celsius.

In the central region, from Monday to Thursday, heat will focus on the area from Thanh Hoa Province to Binh Dinh Province, with highs of 35-38 degrees, and even 39 degrees in some areas.

The heat wave will expand to Phu Yen Province between Friday and Sunday, when provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Ngai will see highs of 37-39 degrees.

The provinces from Khanh Hoa to Binh Thuan will see temperatures around 33-35 degrees.

In the south and central highlands, from Monday to Thursday, the southwest monsoon will be moderately active, resulting in scattered thunderstorms.

From Friday to Sunday the southwest monsoon will intensify, leading to increased rainfall in these two regions. The highest temperatures in the central highlands will range from 28-32 degrees, and in the south highlands from 32-34 degrees.

Data from the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting show that July's average temperature across the country is expected to be 0.5-1 degrees higher than the average of many years in the same period.

There is a possibility of one or two storms or tropical depressions forming in the East Sea, which could impact the mainland, the center said.

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