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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 Festival to make an earlier entrance next year

The biennial Hue Festival will mark its 20th edition from April 1-6 next year with performances by artists from 20 countries.

Mercury rises to 40C as heat wave scorches Hanoi

Downtown Hanoi has become deserted during peak sunshine hours as people stay indoors to avoid the torrid weather.
June 23, 2019 | 01:43 pm GMT+7

Lotus season attracts selfie bees

Vietnam's national flower, an endless inspiration for folk songs, poems and paintings, have become a honeypot that attracts selfie and Instagram bees.
June 21, 2019 | 11:53 am GMT+7

Scorching weather severely disrupts life in central Vietnam

Ha Tinh residents have had to drastically change their daily life routine to avoid extremely hot weather.
June 13, 2019 | 07:27 pm GMT+7

Da Nang all set for month-long fireworks festival this Saturday

Preparations for Da Nang’s annual fireworks festival have been completed and the countdown for one of Vietnam’s biggest tourism events has begun.
May 31, 2019 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Heat stroke kills man in central Vietnam

A Ha Tinh resident died of heat stroke on Sunday afternoon as a severe heat wave swept through several Vietnamese localities.
May 21, 2019 | 07:50 am 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

Unseasonal flowers spring a summer surprise in Hanoi

An autumn symbol in Hanoi, milk flowers have bloomed months earlier, giving residents a soothing, fragrant respite from scorching heat.
May 18, 2019 | 12:42 pm 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

Vietnam experiences its hottest temperature ever

Vietnam broke its national high temperature record last Saturday as the mercury hit 43.4 degrees Celsius in Ha Tinh Province.
April 23, 2019 | 07:28 pm 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

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

When Saigon blushes pink

Summer is a time when lotuses are in bloom, charming people with their beauty and fragrance.
July 07, 2018 | 01:17 pm 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
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