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It rains amid prolonged heatwave in HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Since 4:30 a.m. today, May 4, many areas in HCMC have enjoyed heavy rainfall amid the two-month-plus heatwave, with forecasts indicating that the rain is likely to persist throughout the day in the city.

According to the Southern Meteorological Forecast Center, early this morning, thunderstorms affected many areas in Thu Duc City, HCMC.

Rain was also reported in districts 4, 7, and Binh Thanh.

It is expected that within the morning hours, cloud clusters were moving northeast towards neighboring districts such as Phu Nhuan, Go Vap, Tan Binh, Districts 1, 3, and 12, leading to scattered showers. Rainfall is predicted to range from 5 to 15 millimeters, with some areas receiving over 15 millimeters.

Heavy rain was predominantly concentrated in Thu Duc City, while other areas experienced moderate rainfall lasting for about an hour.

Meteorological forecasts indicate the likelihood of thunderstorms reoccurring in the evening, followed by sunny weather returning to the city after today’s rainfall.

Meteorological agencies have predicted that the rainy season in the southern region will arrive later than usual this year. Leading up to the anticipated rainy season in the second half of May, the southern region will experience showers, alleviating the scorching weather observed in recent days.

For more than two months, HCMC and many other parts of southern Vietnam have been suffering from record high temperatures, from 35 to 39 degrees Celsius.

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