HCMC – The HCMC area has been experiencing a hot spell over the past few days, with temperatures recorded at noon staying above 36 degrees Celsius.
The scorching weather forced people to almost fully cover themselves with sun-protection clothing when traveling on the street. Many outdoor workers also sought shade to avoid sun exposure as they could not work non-stop under the extremely hot weather.
The national weather center also forecast that the city is facing an extremely high ultraviolet index in the daytime and the index will remain high in the upcoming three days.
Commenting on the weather trends in the southern region in the next few days and the upcoming holiday of Reunification Day on April 30 and International Labor Day on May 1, Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the southern weather station, told Tuoi Tre newspaper that the weather in the region will see no abnormal developments.
The heat wave will stay until April 28 and then ease gradually. From April 28 until the holiday, the southern region, including HCMC, will see rains and thunderstorms toward the evenings, he said.