|Two killed as storm Sinlaku sweeps through northern Vietnam|
|Vietnam weather August 2: Storm Sinlaku heads toward northern, north-central regions|
|Vietnam weather August 1: Tropical depression to become storm, bringing heavy rains across country|
|Torrential rains to hit Vietnam's northern region as from August 5 night. Photo: Thanh nien (The Youngster)|
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said heavy rains will begin in Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Back Kan provinces, and then Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho and Lai Chau provinces.
Rainfall in the northern region is predicted to reach 30-70mm/24h, even exceeding 100mm in some places.
The centre also warned of flash floods and landslides in northern mountainous localities like Son La, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang and Thai Nguyen, and flooding in low-lying areas in Hanoi, Ha Giang, Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Ninh Binh, Hung Yen, Hai Phong, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh.
|Storm Sinlaku lelt two fatalities and flooded thousands of homes. Photo: Lao dong (Labour)|
Sinlaku, the second storm to enter the South China Sea (Bien Dong Sea) since the beginning of this year, ravaged Vietnam’s northern provinces on August 2, leaving two fatalities and flooded thousands of homes.
Over 2,400 ha of rice and 21 ha of other crops in the central province of Ha Tinh were inundated. In Dak Lak province in the Central Highlands, 931 houses were flooded and over 4,000 ha of rice and other crops were destroyed, according to the committee.
The South China Sea (Bien Dong Sea) could see 11-13 storms and tropical depressions this year, half of them directly affecting the country, concentrating on central and southern regions, meteorologists have warned./.
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