Mid-central region under extended heat warning

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
June 10, 2022, 11:16 [GMT+7]

Viet Nam’s National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has issued an extended heat warning for Mid-central region, including Da Nang.

National weather forecasters expect temperatures to stay high for the next several days with maximum temperatures approaching 35 to 36 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius between 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The weather will likely to become more pleasant in North Central Coast from June 14.

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

Heatwaves can result in severe dehydration and a drop in blood pressure when the body is exposed to soaring temperatures for a prolonged period. Heatwaves, or any extreme weather conditions, affect kids and older adults severely. Therefore, health experts strongly advise these people to take proper precautions before they venture out in the sun.

North Central Coast and Mid- Central region are predicted to witness a gradual rise in day temperatures in June but the number of days with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius is still lower than in previous years.

The East Sea will most likely to see formation of some tropical depressions and storms this month.

On Friday, showers and thuderstorms are predicted at isolated places in the parts from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue during the late afternoon and night hours.  Maximum temperatures in these areas are expected to hover around 33-36 degrees Celsius, even above 36 degrees Celsius in some places while minimum temperature will be in the range of 26-29 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 in some places. Temperatures in these areas can expect lows of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius and highs of 33 to 36 degrees Celsius,even above 36 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 20-23 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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

Reporting by Vietnam+ - Translating by H.L