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Northern Vietnam to be hit by scorching heat as of May 22

14:20 | 21/05/2020

Hot weather will hit northern Viet Nam till the end of the week, said the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

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A rice field is chapped due to prolonged hot weather (Photo: VNS)

According to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, on May 21, the western low-pressure area continues to grow and expand to the southeast, so intense and especially intense heat will occur in the west.

The Northern region, the Northern Delta region and the Central provinces have the highest common temperature of 37-40 degrees Celsius, particularly in the mountains of the Western Central Region the temperature is 41-42 degrees Celsius.

In other parts of the North, it is very hot and sunny, with the highest common temperature of 35-38 degrees Celsius, in some places above 38 degrees C.

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It is extremely hot in Hanoi and northern provinces (Photo: Sport and Culture)

The humidity is relatively low, commonly it is at 40-50%. Time with the temperature above 35 degrees C can last from 10-17 hours.

In the northwestern part, it is cloudy, the weather is hot and extremely hot, in the evening and at night there are scattered rain and thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are likely to occur with tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds.

The lowest temperature is 23-26 degrees Celsius, in some places the temperature is below 23 degrees Celsius, highest at 36-39 degrees C, there are places where it goes above 39 degrees C.

In the North East, it is cloudy and hot, especially in the plains, there is intense and extremely hot weather. 

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The hot weather is set to last until the end of the week. (Photo: Channel 14)

In the evening and at night there are scattered rain and thunderstorms, particularly in the mountainous and midland areas. 

There are moderate rainfall, in some places heavy rainfall, cyclones, lightning, hail and strong winds might occur, according to Sport and Culture.

The lowest temperature is from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. In some mountainous areas it is below 25 degrees Celsius; highest 37-40 degrees C. Particularly in Quang Ninh - Hai Phong it reaches 34-37 degrees Celsius.

In Hanoi it is cloudy, the weather is very hot and extremely hot, in the evening and at night there are scattered rainfall and thunderstorms. The lowest temperature is 27-29 degrees C, the highest 38-40 degrees C.

The hot weather is set to last until the end of the week.

The ultraviolet in Ha Noi, Da Nang City and HCM City is forecast to reach high level, seriously affecting people’s health.

There is a high risk of forest fires in central areas due to the hot weather.

Southern areas will also have high temperatures of about 34-37 degree Celsius, reported by VNS.

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