JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​Low-pressure area to bring inundation, flashflood to northern Vietnam

Monday, July 16, 2018, 10:26 GMT+7

Inundation and flash flood have been forecast to occur in northern Vietnam over the next days under the influence of a low-pressure zone, the national weather forecaster said Sunday.

The low-pressure area is expected to bring downpours and strong gusts in northern localities, including Hanoi, and north-central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien- Hue, until Wednesday.

As of Sunday morning, the weather system was located at the southern part of the Gulf of Tokin, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that it could evolve into a tropical depression.

The tropical depression may make landfall between Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh Provinces, the center added.

Prolonged downpours will lead to high risks of inundation in multiple provinces and cities as well as flash floods in mountainous areas.

In Hanoi, torrential rain accompanied by strong wind is likely to cause flooding on various streets in such districts as Dong Da, Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, and Tay Ho.

A map detailing the location of the low-pressure zone on June 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A map detailing the location of the low-pressure zone on June 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

In late June, serious floods and landslides brought about by heavy downpours killed 23 people and left many missing in Lai Chau and Ha Giang Provinces in northern Vietnam.

Countless houses, streets, and farms were heavily damaged, with losses estimated at VND450 billion (US$19.8 million).

Meanwhile, southern Vietnam has recently been affected by an active southwest monsoon, thus rainfall will continue in the upcoming days.

Showers are expected to occur mainly on the evening and at night.

Average temperature in the region ranges from 22 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Rough seas and waves as high as two to four meters are forecast in the southern part of the East Vietnam Sea.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news