The Directorate of Water Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a notice on ensuring safety of irrigation facilities and preventing crops from being flooded by torrential rains in northern and north central regions.
Hot spells will continue to hit northern and central Vietnam until August but they will not last for long and be strong, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre (NHMC).
Among 12-13 storms forecast to enter East Sea, up to six are forecast to directly affect the mainland in 2018, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings.
People in the northern mountains shivered on January 9 as temperature dropped to freezing point - and snow is likely to blanket Sa Pa Township this morning (January 10).
Additional cold spell to the north may continue to freeze Mount Fansipan on January 9 and 10.
PSNews – In recent days, a strong cold wave has led to a record low temperature in Northern provinces, causing health problems to people and killing cattle.
Northern provinces are suffering the first major hot spell of summer 2017, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked 38 cities and provinces nationwide to promptly revise the operation of reservoirs to ensure water sources for low-lying areas in this dry season.