The country’s northern provinces are set to endure a cold snap with foggy and drizzly conditions on March 2, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Up to 22 people had died and nine others gone missing due to flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern mountainous provinces by 18:00 on June 27.
Northern provinces are suffering the first major hot spell of summer 2017, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.
So far this year, 181 forest fires occurred in 19 northern provinces, destroying more than 2,400 hectares of forest, heard a recent conference held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the northern mountainous province of Lao Ca
PSNews – The authorities of Hoa Binh province have declared state of emergency as soon as the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant has opened 8 floodgates to ease the water pressure of the hydropower reservoir. Meanwhile, many places in Yen Bai have been gulfed by flooding water, and thousands of households in Thanh Hoa have fled from flooding.
Cold spells are set to hit northern provinces over the next ten days while central Vietnam braces for flooding and landslides.