HCMC – Localities in the northern and central regions are expected to brace for a heat wave early this week, from June 22-24, with high temperatures likely rising up to 42 degrees Celsius in some areas.
These regions suffer the high temperatures due to the impact of a high heat pressure in the west which expands its scale to the southeast, coupled with Foehn wind, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Weather Forecasting.
The hot spell will likely send the temperatures soaring above 35 degrees Celsius from 10 to 18 hours per day, in addition to low humidity of 30%-50%.
Specifically, in the northwest region, the extreme weather could kick off high temperatures in the provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh at between 35 and 38 degrees Celsius, even above 39 degrees in some areas today, June 22.
As for the northeastern region and the capital city of Hanoi, local people could experience the hottest days with temperatures ranging between 36 and 39 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, thundery showers could spread across some areas in the Central Highlands and southern regions, with monsoon blowing at level three. Lightning, hail and sudden squalls may happen during thundershowers.