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Prolonged rain forecast to sweep through southern Vietnam

Prolonged rain forecast to sweep through southern Vietnam

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 16:18 GMT+7
Prolonged rain forecast to sweep through southern Vietnam
Commuters travel in the rain in Vietnam. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

The southern region of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City have been experiencing multiple waves of rain, and are forecast to continue facing widespread rainfall, according to a weather pundit.

The region often sees daytime sunny and late afternoons rainy during this season, but over the past few days, rain has even poured down in the early morning.

Le Thi Xuan Lan, a former official at the southern hydro-meteorological station, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, that the southern region is facing two rainfall patterns, including the southwest monsoon and an equatorial trough.

The southwest monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind in southern Vietnam. Over the past few days, the monsoon has strengthened, thereby causing widespread rainfall.

As for the equatorial trough, the trough often operates near the equator, but super typhoon Mawar has pulled it to Vietnam. The trough contains turbulence that causes downpours in the southern region.

Besides, the Mawar has fueled the southwest monsoon, Lan said, adding that when the typhoon nears the Philippines, the monsoon in the southern region of Vietnam will get stronger.

Given these weather patterns, the southern region will face torrential rains.

The Central Highlands and south-central regions are forecast to experience medium to heavy rains in the coming days.

Typhoon Mawar was moving west over the Pacific Ocean toward the Philippines on Sunday after the tropical cyclone brought damaging winds and rain to Guam.

As of Sunday morning in the Philippines, Mawar’s center was about 500 miles east of Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, New York Times cited the Philippine meteorological agency as saying.

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Tieu Bac - Le Phan / Tuoi Tre News


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