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Scorching heat grips Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Scorching weather has gripped Vietnam, with temperatures soariing to a record high of 43.2 degrees Celsius in some areas, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

Twenty-six provinces today, April 28, are seeing temperatures surpassing 41 degrees Celcius. From the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to the south-central province of Phu Yen, temperatures range between 39 and 43 degrees Celsius, with the hottest area being Nghe An Province in central Vietnam with 43.2 decree Celcius.

Temperatures in northern Vietnam range between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, with Lao Cai and Ha Nam provinces peaking at 41.7 and 41.8 degrees Celsius, respectively. This record-breaking heatwave marks the hottest day of 2024 thus far, with the capital city of Hanoi also reporting its highest temperature of the year at 41.5 degree Celcius.

The Central Highlands and southern regions are also facing scorching temperatures, with readings ranging from 36 to 38 degrees Celcius. Some areas in these regions are seeing temperatures exceeding 39 decgees Celcius.

The relentless heatwave, fueled by low humidity and intense ultraviolet radiation, creates a stifling environment, raising concerns for public health, including risks of heat strokes and skin ailments.

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