Extreme heat bakes Central Viet Nam with temperatures to exceed 38 degrees Celsius

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
June 21, 2022, 10:17 [GMT+7]

Extreme heat put residents in Central Viet Nam under heat warnings and advisories on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Viet Nam’s National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The maximum temperature in the region is expected to touch 36-38 degree Celsius, and even above 39 degree Celsius at isolated locations. Temperatures are expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius between 10:00am and 6:00pm.

Lowest humidity is likely to record at 40-60 per cent.

The national weather service has predicted the prevailing heatwave conditions in the region to continue till Thursday, June 23. After that, the weather will likely to become more pleasant in the region.

The combined effects of hot and low humidity conditions along with high winds blowing from the southwest pose an increased fire or explosion risk in residential areas in Central Viet Nam. In addition, the extreme heat, coupled with drought conditions across much of Central Viet Nam, help fuel wildfires in the region.

Persistent soaring temperatures can lead to illnesses such as dehydration and even heatstroke. Health experts said residents in the warning region should try to stay cool and drink plenty of water.

On Tuesday, severe heatwave condition is likely to prevail over the parts from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue while showers and thunderstorms are predicted at isolated places during the late afternoon and night hours.  Maximum temperatures in these areas are expected to hover around 35-38 degrees Celsius, even above 38 degrees Celsius in some places while minimum temperature will be in the range of 27-30 degrees Celsius.

Sunshine is forecast today for the parts from Da Nang to Binh Thuan with the chance of showers and thunderstorms during late afternoon and night hours at isolated places. Temperatures in these areas can expect lows of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius and highs of 35 to 38 degrees Celsius, even above 38 degrees Celsius in some places.

Today, the best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely at isolated locations in Central Highlands during late afternoon and evening hours. Maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 29-32 degrees Celsius, and 21-24 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, lightning, hail and strong winds in the warning areas.

Reporting by Baotintuc – Translating by H.L