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Monsoon rain to lash Vietnam this week

Wednesday, August 05, 2020, 14:56 GMT+7
Monsoon rain to lash Vietnam this week
Vehicles travel in a heavy downpour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 16, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Rain is expected to dampen Vietnam’s northern, southern, and Central Highland regions in the next couple of days, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Due to a trough of low pressure, it is forecast to rain in mountainous areas in northern Vietnam on Wednesday.

Medium to heavy rainfall measuring at 50-80 millimiters over 12 hours will also batter the Red River Delta and north-central province of Thanh Hoa on the same day.

From Wednesday night, the trough will travel westward, causing downpours in the region to linger until Saturday.

In Hanoi, rain accompanied by strong gusts and lightning is in the forecast from Wednesday to Saturday this week.

Average temperatures in the capital will range from 25 to 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a strengthened monsoon is also expected to bring downpours, thunderstorms, and strong winds to the Central Highlands and southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, from Wednesday to Friday.

Average temperatures will range from 23 to 32 degrees Celsiusin the southern metropolis on Wednesday.

Rain and gusts will occur in the northern and southern parts of the East Vietnam Sea, as well as along the coast from south-central Binh Thuan Province to southern Kien Giang Province.

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