North-central Vietnam may see temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting reported a hot low-pressure area originating from the west is heading for the nation’s northern region, causing temperatures to rise quickly.
The hot spell is set to spread to the northwestern, northern mountainous, and central regions, with temperatures going up to between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius or even to 39 degrees Celsius in some locations over the next few days.
In Hanoi capital, temperatures are set to rapidly rise from May 10 to reach highs of 36 – 37 degrees Celsius at around midday.
Although high temperatures will fall between midday and 5 p.m., the region will also endure a period of low humidity at around 50% to 60%, and there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms and rain occurring.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned that the hot weather causes exhaustion and heat stroke when people work outside for a long period of time.