According to the latest weather news of the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting, storm Ma-on slammed the mainland of Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh Province triggering heavy rain, gale-fore wind and lightning at 7 a.m. on August 25.
Localities in northern Vietnam, particularly coastal ones, are being warned to brace for heavy rain triggered by tropical storm Mulan, the second storm entering the East Sea this year, which is heading towards the area from Quang Ninh province to Hai Phong city.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting informed that at 7:00pm yesterday, Mulan was located in the Northeast of Paracel Islands, about 290km Southeast of Hainan Island (China). The wind speed near the storm center was at level 8 (62-74km/hour), gusting to level 10.
The weather in Vietnam and well as in other places in the world has become more unpredictable and extreme due to climate change. Centers for Hydrometeorological Forecasting have forecast increasing rainfall, flooding, and storms in the country until the end of this year.
Hanoi endured two serious urban flooding times just in one week due to heavy rain. It is understandable that torrential rain normally creates temporary flooding, yet such a serious situation as that in Hanoi is attributed to over-urbanization. It is high time detailed planning was strictly observed to tackle the problem.
An unusual rain returned to Hanoi on the afternoon of May 29, causing many places to be flooded severely. After many hours, rainwater still has not drained quickly enough yet, making people stuck on their way home.
According to the Vietnam Natural Disaster Management Authority, non-stop heavy rains from the morning to the afternoon of May 23 in the northern region have flooded the suburbs of Hanoi and northern provinces such as Thai Nguyen, and Vinh Phuc.
The National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting announced that due to the effect of the cold air from a low-pressure trench moving to the South of the East Sea, from the evening of April 30, the North of Vietnam is expected to experience heavy rain and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, the waters from Binh Dinh Province to Ca Mau Province are predicted to see showers, thunderstorms, and whirlwinds.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting informed that at 7 a.m. this morning, Rai, the ninth storm of this year’s hurricane season in the East Sea, churned in about 230 kilometers east off the Central coastal provinces of Binh Dinh to Phu Yen with gusty winds near the eye of the storm reaching 150-185 kilometers per hour.
The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control informed that by 8:30 a.m. on December 1, ten people have died or remained missing in floods and torrential rains in the South-Central and Central Highlands regions, including three people in Binh Dinh, six in Phu Yen and one person in Kon Tum.
Due to the influence of the cold air front combined with high-altitude disturbances of the prevailing wind, from November 14 and 15, there will be moderate, heavy, and torrential rains in Central Vietnam.
The hydro-meteorology forecast station of Lao Cai province reported that the heavy rainfall started falling in the Northern mountainous province on the large scale on Saturday early morning, triggering flash flooding on the local riverbanks.
The South American trade bloc Mercosur hopes to become a main food supplier of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the next 50 years, according to President of the Mercosur-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce Rodolfo Caffaro.
Long lasting heavy rain has inundated the central region under 0.5-1.5 meters of flood water damaging newly sown rice fields, causing landslide to kill three members in a family, sweeping away another man and disrupting many roads.
Wide spread heavy rain caused by typhoon Usagi and high tide have inundated lot of vegetable fields in HCMC outskirts including Binh Chanh, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts, reported the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.