Heavy downpours are expected to linger in central Vietnam through the end of November, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHF) stated, adding that the country will likely be hit by three more storms this year.
An enhanced cold spell has led to torrential rains across central provinces over the past several days, according to Tran Quang Nang, an official from the NCHF.
From November 11 to 14, downpours will continue lashing the region, especially central and south-central localities, Nang elaborated.
Precipitation will likely hit 100-250 millimeters in Thua Thien - Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, and Khanh Hoa, and up to 650 millimeters from Quang Nam to Phu Yen.
Downpours are forecast to continue battering the affected localities following this period.
The weather pattern will pose high risk of inundation in low-lying areas as well as flash floods and mudslides in mountainous locales, Nang warned.
Central Vietnam is likely to be struck by heavy downpours throughout November, with the highest rainfall expected to be recorded between north-central Quang Binh Province and south-central Khanh Hoa Province.
In December, rains will decrease in intensity and will mostly be caused by enhanced cold fronts or storms.
“From now until the end of this year, Vietnam may be hit by two or three tropical depressions that are likely to become storms,” Nang predicted.
The storms will form in the East Vietnam Sea and have a direct impact on the weather conditions on the country’s mainland, he added.