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Up to 5 storms to affect Vietnam’s mainland until early 2023

Up to 5 storms to affect Vietnam’s mainland until early 2023

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 16:14 GMT+7
Up to 5 storms to affect Vietnam’s mainland until early 2023
People travel on a severely flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City, August 15, 2022. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

About eight to ten storms and tropical depressions are forecast to appear in the East Vietnam Sea from now until February, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHF) as reporting.

Among them, three to five will directly affect the Vietnamese mainland, according to Nguyen Van Huong, an official of the NCHF.

In October and November, the rain volume in southern and central Vietnam will be higher than the average of previous years, with heavy downpours forecast to occur frequently, Huong continued.

Southern provinces are expected to be dampened by unseasonal rains in the first few months of 2023.

Meanwhile, temperatures in northern localities during the first months of this year’s winter will be lower than preceding years due to the influence of strong cold fronts.

The cold snaps will result in waves as high as two to four meters along the coastal strip from northern Quang Ninh Province to southern Ca Mau Province.

The weather official also warned of rising water levels along the coast in northern and north-central Vietnam due to the effect of tropical storms in September.

Unusually high sea levels may also be recorded in the central region during this period.

From October to December, high tide will occur six times along the southern coast.

Among them, the high tide periods in late October, November, and December may pose a higher risk of flooding in low-lying areas.

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