Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

By Ngoc Thanh   June 1, 2016 | 07:37 pm GMT+7
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.
Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Fearsome temperatures were recorded in the early morning of June 1 in Hanoi as a heat wave swept across the northern part of Vietnam.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Temperatures in Hanoi hit a high of 38 degrees Celcius today.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

"My job is to water the grass and plants from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. regardless of the weather," said a sweat-drenched worker at Hanoi Zoo.

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

A father and son take a nap during a sunny afternoon at the Temple of Literature.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

People take refuge in the hold of a bus as the temperature outside soars.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Construction workers take a nap under trees on Ba Trieu Street.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Female drivers wrap up to protect themselves from the sun, with the humble blanket appearing to be the accessory of choice.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

Hanoians show a variety of hot weather fashion styles.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

A security guard uses a wet towel to cope with the heat.

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

"My shop is stocking up with extra bags of ice for cold drinks during the hot weather," said a tea shop owner in Cau Giay District.

 

Hanoians take cover as heat wave bakes city

The heat wave is expected to last until June 3.

 
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