Moderate to heavy rains struck many localities in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, from Wednesday night to early Thursday morning and such rainy conditions are forecast to linger in the region.
Rainfall of up to over 90 milimeters was recorded in some localities during the heavy shower and thunderstorms early on Thursday morning, the Southern Regional Hydrometeorology Center reported.
Until 8:00 am, the skies had become cloudy in many places, signaling more rain would come.
Precipitation from 7:00 pm on Wednesday to 6:00 am on Thursday was measured at 92 milimeters and 66.4 milimeters, respectively, in Phuoc Hoi and Xuan Son Communes in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province; 85.8 milimeters in Bu Dop District in Binh Phuoc Province; 68.8 milimeters in Dong Nai Province; and 37 milimeters in Binh Duong Province.
Meanwhile, rainfall was less than 10 milimeters in Ho Chi Minh City early on Thursday morning
It has been cloudy in the entire southern region since this morning while convection clouds have been continuously developing above eastern localities, indicating more rain.
It is forecast that there is less sunlight in southwestern localities during Thursday and that the highest temperatures in the area range between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius.
In the afternoon and evening, moderate to heavy rains together with thunderstorms are forecast to strike the southern area so precautions should be taken against lightning and whirlwinds.
Thursday’s weather pattern is not favorable for outdoor activities.