Vietnam undergoes heatwave as temperatures reach 40C in some locales

Tuesday, 2021-05-11 10:16:31
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Vietnam undergoes heatwave as temperatures reach 40C in some locales
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NDO – Vietnam is facing a heat wave on a large scale, with the highest temperatures on May 11 ranging from 35 to 38C, and even above 40C in several locales, announced the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

As a result of a warm low-pressure in the west combined with the foehn effects, the hot weather has spread widely from the central province of Thanh Hoa to the central coastal province of Phu Yen, with average temperatures of 35-38C.

In particular, the northwest region and mountainous areas from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen provinces are facing severe heat, with temperatures at above 40C.

Temperatures of over 35C were recorded in the Southeast region today.

Hanoi’s highest temperature for Tuesday is predicted to be between 35 and 37C. The lowest relative humidity on Tuesday is expected to drop to 45-60%, while the period experiencing temperatures of over 35C will last from 12 to 17 hours.

The NCHMF predicted that the hot weather will last until May 16 in the northern and central regions, and until May 12 in the South.

It also warned of increased risk of fire and explosions in residential areas due to increasing demand for electricity, as well as bush fires in the Central provinces due to the impact of hot weather combined with low humidity and strong southwest winds.