Residents in the Northern region including the capital city of Hanoi are experiencing scorching days like the mid-months of the year with an average temperature of 30-31 degrees Celsius although the current time is the second haft of November with a forecast of cold wave arrivals in the early this winter.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting said that spells of thundery showers and prolonged downpours swept through the Northern region, the North-Central provines of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, the Central Highlands and Southern regions from last night throughout this morning.
The Northern region recorded an appearance of 1,799 hectares of weedy rice, also called the ghost rice or wild rice in the winter-spring crop of 2021-2022, according to Deputy Head of the Department of Plant Protection under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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 warned that a tropical depression is forecast to trigger heavy rainfall in Northern Vietnam and unsafety for vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin and the northern territorial waters of the East Sea in the next two days.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center yesterday recorded a severe heat wave reaching 41oC in the Northern and Central regions. Due to heat absorption in city, the thermometer even showed 60oC in certain places of Hanoi.
According to the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting, bone-chilling cold is covering most of the Northern region as temperature has reduced by an extra of 1-2 degrees Celsius as from January 11.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center informed that temperatures in most parts of the Northern region have remained low at below 10 degrees Celsius, notably temperature in Lang Son province's Mau Son mountain peak has dropped down to 2.1 degrees Celsius.
The blast of cold air has swept across Northern Vietnam as of the afternoon on Saturday, triggering medium-heavy rains and chilling outbreak with average temperature of 14-17 degrees Celsius, even down to 10 degrees Celsius at nighttime, according to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.
According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, temperature across the Northern region is able to plunge to below 20 degrees Celsius today, notably Sa Pa tourism site will see it drop to 10 degrees Celsius.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting, a tropical torrential downpour with average rainfalls of 40 to 100 mm swept through the Northern region on the large scale on the whole day of August 14.
A sudden thunderstorm yesterday afternoon occurred in the western part of Hanoi capital city which made local people wait for cooling raindrops to beat oppressively scorching temperature between 37 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius.