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Cold spell brings more downpours to central Vietnam

Friday, October 30, 2020, 14:48 GMT+7
Cold spell brings more downpours to central Vietnam
Heavy rain and flood hit Vinh City in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, October 30, 2020. Photo: Thuy Hien / Tuoi Tre

A cold front is forecast to bring more downpours to north-central and central Vietnam in the next couple of days, posing more risks of inundation, flash floods, and landslides in many provinces.

The cold snap has been moving southward and began affecting weather in north-central localities on Thursday evening, with the region's lowest temperature recorded at 18-21 degrees Celsius and below 17 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.

From 7:00 pm on Thursday to 1:00 am on Friday, downpours were measured at 100-250 millimeters in the western part of Nghe An Province. 

Rainfall of 40-90 millimeters also dampened the localities from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh Provinces during this period.

As the cold spell continues expanding its effect, torrential rain of 100-200 millimeters will lash the localities from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh Provinces on Friday and Saturday.

In Nghe An and Ha Tinh Provinces, precipitation will be at over 300 millimeters.

From north-central Quang Tri Province to central Quang Ngai Province, average rainfall will be at 50-150 millimeters.

Rough seas and strong winds will occur in the northern part of the East Vietnam Sea and the maritime area off the Gulf of Tonkin.

The weather forecast center also warned of high risks of inundation, flash floods, and landslides in the locales between Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai Provinces.

In Hanoi, the lowest temperature will be 19-21 degrees Celsius on Friday, while showers were recorded in several areas in the morning.

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