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Downpour accompanied by hail sinks streets in Ho Chi Minh City

Downpour accompanied by hail sinks streets in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 14:53 GMT+7
Downpour accompanied by hail sinks streets in Ho Chi Minh City
A man pushes his motorbike on a heavily flooded street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A torrential rain accompanied by hail lashed Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in serious flooding and congestion on myriad streets.

The heavy downpour was the result of the southwest monsoon, which has been picking up strength, according to Le Dinh Quyet, an official from the southern hydro-meteorological station.

During the rain, a hailstorm lasting about five minutes was also recorded, but the hailstones were rather small and melted as soon as they touched the ground.

A car travels on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A car travels on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Within 30 minutes into the downpour, the rain volume reached 23.2 millimeters in District 1, 31.6 millimeters in Binh Chanh District, and 46.4 millimeters in Thu Duc City.

UDI Maps, a flood alert application run by the city’s Urban Drainage Company, showed that serious inundation occurred on such streets as Ung Van Khiem in Binh Thanh District, and Quoc Huong, To Ngoc Van, and Le Thi Hoa in Thu Duc.

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is seen being submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

As of 5:00 pm the same day, the rain had reduced in intensity and rainwater had partly receded on local streets, but severe congestion posed a lot of difficulties for commuters along major routes, namely Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem, and Dien Bien Phu Streets.

Torrential rains will remain in the forecast over the next few days in southern Vietnam, giving rise to a high risk of flooding in many areas, Quyet stated.

The downpours will be less intense around June 26 to 28, he added.

A motorcyclist travels on Nguyen Van Thuong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A motorcyclist travels on Nguyen Van Thuong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is pictured being submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A railway section is submerged in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A railway section is submerged in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man falls off his motorbike on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man falls off his motorbike on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on flooded Le Van Duyet Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on flooded Le Van Duyet Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Serious congestion on Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Serious congestion on Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam on Xo Viet Nghe Tin Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam on Xo Viet Nghe Tin Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A torrential rain accompanied by hail lashed Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in serious flooding and congestion on myriad streets.

The heavy downpour was the result of the southwest monsoon, which has been picking up strength, according to Le Dinh Quyet, an official from the southern hydro-meteorological station.

During the rain, a hailstorm lasting about five minutes was also recorded, but the hailstones were rather small and melted as soon as they touched the ground.

A car travels on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A car travels on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Within 30 minutes into the downpour, the rain volume reached 23.2 millimeters in District 1, 31.6 millimeters in Binh Chanh District, and 46.4 millimeters in Thu Duc City.

UDI Maps, a flood alert application run by the city’s Urban Drainage Company, showed that serious inundation occurred on such streets as Ung Van Khiem in Binh Thanh District, and Quoc Huong, To Ngoc Van, and Le Thi Hoa in Thu Duc.

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is seen being submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

As of 5:00 pm the same day, the rain had reduced in intensity and rainwater had partly receded on local streets, but severe congestion posed a lot of difficulties for commuters along major routes, namely Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem, and Dien Bien Phu Streets.

Torrential rains will remain in the forecast over the next few days in southern Vietnam, giving rise to a high risk of flooding in many areas, Quyet stated.

The downpours will be less intense around June 26 to 28, he added.

A motorcyclist travels on Nguyen Van Thuong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A motorcyclist travels on Nguyen Van Thuong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is pictured being submerged on June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A railway section is submerged in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A railway section is submerged in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man falls off his motorbike on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man falls off his motorbike on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on flooded Le Van Duyet Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on flooded Le Van Duyet Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Serious congestion on Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Serious congestion on Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam on Xo Viet Nghe Tin Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam on Xo Viet Nghe Tin Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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