Although the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting issued a warning of an increasingly cold air arrival in the Northern region on November 30, the climate in the region is sweltering and many people expressed their suspicions on social media amid the forecast of cold weather.
The Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control this afternoon released an official letter requesting provinces from Binh Thuan to Kien Giang to proactively deal with the intensity of the southwest monsoon.
Meteorologist Nguyen Huu Thanh, Deputy Head of the Weather Forecasting Department under the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting has just informed the press agencies about storm Ma-on which is forecast to enter the East Sea.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting said that a heat wave has returned to Northern provinces and the mountainous areas from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue with average temperatures between 35 degrees Celsius and 36 degrees Celsius.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting reported that a low-pressure zone, which is likely to develop into a tropical depression, is moving west and forecast to combine with a tropical convergence range in the East Sea to trigger blustery winds and rough sea over the southern East Sea and the waters from Ca Mau to Kien Giang provinces.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting warned that a cold wave would affect the whole Northern region reducing temperatures to between 15 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius from tonight.
According to the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting, the ninth tropical storm turned northeastward and was located around 260 kilometers north far from the Paracel Islands with typhoon-forced winds of levels 9-11.
Deputy Head of the Forecasting Division of the Hydro-meteorological Station in the Southern Region Le Dinh Quyet informed that Ho Chi Minh City recorded the lowest temperature of 22 degrees Celsius in the early morning of December 4 since the beginning of the year.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting said that the newly- formed tropical storm Kompasu was at 18.6 degrees north latitude and 124.1 degrees east longitude with its maximum winds of 90 kilometers per hour at 7 a.m. on Monday.
According to the weather news from the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting, the Central, Central Highlands and Southern regions have experienced thundery showers on the large scale with the average rainfalls of 40 mm to 80 mm, even over 120 mm in some places from last night to the morning of September 6.
A newly-formed tropical depression is expected to churn in coastal areas near the Paracel Islands late this evening, then move northwestward with a speed of 15- 20 kilometers per hour in the next 24-48 hours.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting warned a scorching heat wave with temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius in the Northern and Central regions on the large scale from June 17 to June 21.