Strong heat wave bakes northern, central Vietnam till weekend

Thứ Ba, 01/06/2021, 15:11
The northern and central regions of Vietnam, including Hanoi capital, are forecast to continue enduring extreme heat until June 5 due to the arrival of a hot low-pressure area originating from the west.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the hot spell is likely to see lows of between 29 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius, with highs reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.

Both northern and central regions will experience a period of low humidity at between 40% and 60%, whilst temperatures will climb above 35 degrees Celsius from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Hanoi capital, temperatures are set to hover around 36 and 38 degrees Celsius, or even go up to 40 degrees Celsius in some places.

There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms and rain to occur during the evenings, said meteorologists.

The weather forecast authority has warned people of the dangers of exhaustion and heat stroke, especially for people who work outside for a long period of time.

Moreover, the hot weather poses risks of explosions and fires in residential areas due to the increasing demand for electricity, along with the added risk of forest fires breaking out in the central region.