The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center stated that the severe hot and dry weather in the central region on Monday was the result of a hot low pressure zone and the Foehn Effect.
Temperatures soared upto 35-36 degrees Celsius from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen Provinces and in some places even touched 37 degrees.
Hot and dry conditions will prevail today, June 12, and expected to prolong for the next two to three days in all above localities with the mercury set to climb to 36.5-37 degrees in some places.
The hot low pressure zone will also affect the southern region to weaken southwesterly winds, which triggered downpours throughout all of last week. Temperatures will gradually rise in the southern region but will not be as hot as in the central parts of the country.
Ho Chi Minh City will remain sunny during daytime and experience rain in the afternoons with temperatures fluctuating from 23-33 degrees.