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Saigon encounters early morning rain; northern, central areas expect late showers

Monday, May 25, 2020, 15:00 GMT+7
Saigon encounters early morning rain; northern, central areas expect late showers
Commuters ride in the rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 25, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City on Monday morning saw rain and thunderstorm hinder its residents on their way to work and taking their children to school.

Satellite images and radar statistics indicate the development of cumulonimbus clouds in the early morning, predisposing the city to a rainstorm, according to the Southern Region Hydro-meteorological Observatory.

The southern metropolis experienced rainfall on a citywide scale, with nimbus clouds sustaining showers until 8:00 am.

Precipitation measured in Districts 1, 3, 10 and Phu Nhuan District varied between ten and 15 millimeters, while Binh Thanh District and the outlying western districts of Binh Tan and Binh Chanh saw 5-10mm.

Rainfall early in the day caught commuters in Thu Duc District off guard as the majority did not prepare raincoats and had to shelter under bridges, sideway stalls, and storefront awnings.

On the same day, the northern and north-central areas may see severe heat build up during daytime and chances of showers and thunderstorms from dusk to evening, with downpours taking place in some localities, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Weather forecast by regions for May 25

Skies will become mostly cloudy over northwest Vietnam, but heatwaves may develop and even get extreme in the day.

There is a chance of thunderstorms overnight, with local occurrences of heavy downpours.

Temperatures mostly range from 34 to 37 degrees Celsius and may reach highs of 38 degrees.

Northeast areas are cloudy early, heatwaves expected later in the day and showers plus thunderstorms at night.

Midland and mountainous areas may see torrential downpours entailing chances of lightning strikes, hailstorms, and gusts. Highs are between 34 and 37 degrees Celsius.

Traffic moves in the rain at Hang Xanh intersection in binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 25, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic moves in the rain at the Hang Xanh intersection in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 25, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Hanoi is cloudy early with heatwaves arriving later in the day and showers plus thunderstorms at night, while heavy downpours are expected in some localities.

Lightning strikes and strong gusts may accompany the rain. Highs are expected to reach 34 to 37 degrees Celsius.

North-central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue are forecast to be cloudy with heatwaves expected later in the day, accompanied by regional occurrences of severe heat.

Nighttime may see showers and thunderstorms with accompanying lightning strikes, hailstorms, and gusts. Heat highs vary from 34 to 37 degrees Celsius and may go up to 36 to 39 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.

The south-central provinces from Da Nang to Binh Thuan will encounter cloudy weather, heat arriving later in the day and local occurrences of severe heat.

Nighttime may see torrential downpours, lightning strikes, and gusts. Highs range from 34 to 37 degrees Celsius and may go beyond 38 degrees in some localities.

Central Highlands provinces are cloudy, may have showers and thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning strikes and gusts. Highs are from 31 to 34 degrees Celsius and may go beyond 34 degrees in several localities.

Southern areas are cloudy, threatening showers and thunderstorms, especially during dusk and nighttime.

Lightning strikes and strong gusts may accompany the rain.

Highs are to fluctuate between 32 and 35 degrees Celsius and may go beyond 35 degrees in several locales.

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Xuan Tung - Le Phan - Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

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