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HCMC to see more downpours in days to come
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HCMC to see more downpours in days to come

A street is flooded after rain in HCMC. HCMC and southern Vietnam as a whole will experience downpours in the evening in the next few days - PHOTO: THANH HOA

HCMC – HCMC and southern Vietnam as a whole will experience more downpours in the next few days, Thanh Nien newspaper cited the southern weather center as saying.

Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of forecasting at the center, said rainfalls in May-August would be 20% to 30% higher than the average of previous years. There will be downpours of more than 100 millimeters.

Rainfalls in September and October will be 20-30% lower than in the average of previous years but still the highest in the year.

The rainy season this year may end in early November.

Last weekend, torrential rain submerged many low-lying parts of HCMC such as Le Duc Tho and Cay Tram in Go Vap District; Nguyen Huu Canh, Dinh Bo Linh, Nguyen Xi and Ung Van Khiem in Binh Thanh District; Quoc Huong and Luong Dinh Cua in District 2; Nguyen Van Qua in District 12; Huynh Tan Phat and Pham Huu Lau in District 7; Calmet, Mai Thi Luu and Vo Van Kiet in District 1, and elsewhere in districts 9, Tan Binh and Binh Tan.

Many areas were 0.5 meter under water.

Urban Drainage Co Ltd is using UDI Maps app to warn city residents of 30 flood-prone sites in the city.

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