Four storms to hit mainland in rest of 2019

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The National Centre for Hydro-Met Forecasting has issued a forecast that another three to four more major storms to hit the central and southern regions for the rest of 2019.

Don’t forget your raincoat or poncho!

HÀ NỘI — Three to four storms are forecast to affect Việt Nam’s mainland, mostly in the central and southern regions, from now to the end of this year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Metrological Forecasting.

Several areas of turbulence are predicted to form in the northern part of the East Sea from mid-August to mid-September and affect northern and north central localities, while tropical low pressure areas and storms are set to impact the central region from mid-September to October and central and southern localities in November and December.

Dangerous weather phenomena like thunderstorms, lightning and hailstones will occur during the period.

From September to November, the average temperature nationwide will be 0.5-1 degrees higher than the average in the same period of previous years. 

Total rainfall in the northern region is predicted to be 15-30 per cent lower than the average amount in previous years in October of 2019 and January and February of 2020.

Meanwhile, rainfall in the central highlands and southern regions will be 10-30 per cent higher than the average in September, November and December, but 15-30 per cent lower in January and February 2020.

As the flood season on the Mekong Delta River is foreseen to come late, southern and Mekong Delta localities have been told to prepare to prevent drought and saline intrusion.VNS