Intense heat persists across Central Viet Nam

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
June 20, 2022, 11:57 [GMT+7]

Intense, unrelenting hot weather continues to plague  much parts of Central Viet Nam due to the combined influence of low pressure conditions and the South-West monsoon winds, according to the Mid-Central Region Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Extreme heat warnings are in place today for the parts from Quang Binh to Quang Ngai, including Da Nang. Excessive heat is expected to continue to scorch Central Viet Nam where daytime temperatures will hover around 36-38 degree Celsius, and even above 39 degree Celsius at isolated places. Temperatures are expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

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

Sweltering heat and humidity will linger over Central Viet Nam until Wednesday or Thursday while milder conditions are then predicted in the region with maximum temperatures expected to settle at 35-37 degree Celsius.

However, Northern and Central regions are unlikely to experience prolonged extreme heat event that occurred in 2021.

Surging electricity demand from local residents due to intense heat poses an increased fire or explosion risk in residential areas in Central Viet Nam. In addition, the region will see the greatest increase in wildfire risk in Viet Nam due to the hot and dry weather, the regional weather forecasters have warned.

Prolonged exposure to heat can cause cramping, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Residents in the warning areas are advised to stay indoors, avoid strenuous activities and stay hydrated with lots of fluids.

On Monday, 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 39 degrees Celsius in some places while minimum temperature will be in the range of 27-30 degrees Celsius.

Excessive-heat watches and warnings cover the parts from Da Nang to Binh Thuan today 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, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms during late afternoon and night hours at isolated locations in Central Highlands. Maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 30-33 degrees Celsius, even above 33 degrees Celsius in some places, and 21-24 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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

Reporting by Baotintuc- HOANG HIEP – Translating by H.L