Hot weather is in the forecast across Vietnam on Friday, with temperatures expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius in some locales, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
In northern Vietnam, highs will sit between 35 and 38 degrees Celsius, with showers, occasional thunderstorms, and gusts possible in the evening.
Hanoi will be hot and sunny during the day, while light rain is likely to fall in some areas during the evening.
Average temperatures in the capital are forecast to range from 29 to 38 degrees Celsius. Humidity will remain at 50-60 percent.
The scorching weather pattern in Hanoi and other northern localities is expected to linger until the end of July 4 before beginning to subside on July 6.
In the north-central region, average highs will be between 35 and 38 degrees Celsius. It may exceed 39 degrees Celsius in some locations.
In the localities from central Da Nang to south-central Binh Thuan Province, highs will be between 34 and 39 degrees Celsius.
Average mercury in the Central Highlands will fluctuate between 21 and 34 degrees Celsius.
In southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, the highest temperature will range from 32 to 35 degrees Celsius and higher than 35 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Showers with a chance of thunderstorms and gusts will occur in several locations in the evening.
It is recommended that people stay indoors from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, stay hydrated, and up their intake of fruits and vegetables during the hot weather.