A number of localities in northern and north-central Vietnam are expected to experience chilly weather as a cold spell could grip these regions on Monday night, according to the national weather center.
The cold spell is forecast to make temperatures in these areas drop further at night and in the morning.
The lowest temperatures in northern and north-central localities could range between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius, while the northern mountainous regions may see temperatures fall to 18-21 degrees Celsius.
The Gulf of Tonkin is predicted to brace for increased strong winds, high waves and rough seas early on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms will likely hit parts of central Vietnam on Tuesday, with rainfall of 20-40mm, or even more than 70mm in some locations.
The south-central, the Central Highlands, and southern regions could see scattered rains with rainfall measuring between 10mm and 30mm.
To avoid damages caused by possible downpours, landslides, and flash floods, the national steering committee for natural disaster prevention and control on Sunday asked central provinces from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien Hue to dispatch forces to vulnerable areas to evacuate residents.
They were also told to adopt measures to protect production activities and prevent flooding in urban areas and industrial parks, as well as to ensure safety operations of hydropower plants and irrigation reservoirs.
Regarding Typhoon Koinu, the fourth storm to hit Vietnam this year, it was centered in the southern waters of China’s Guangdong Province as of 1:00 pm on Monday.
It was moving west-southwest at around 5-10 kilometers per hour, packing winds of 74 kilometers per hour.
By 1:00 pm on Tuesday, it could continue the westward direction and the said speed before weakening into a tropical depression on the northeastern part of Hainan Island in China.