Country enters storm season with 9-11 hurricanes this year- weather forecast

Weather began changing from dry season to rainy season in recent days, marking signals of this year’s incoming storm season in the country, said deputy director of the Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center of the southern region Dang Van Dung in a talk with Sai Gon Giai Phong reporters.

People works outdoors in hot weather. (Photo:SGGP)

Mr. Dang Van Dung said although the first medium to heavy rains have appeared in some places of Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces since midweek of April, the long-lasting extreme heat wave still last on the large scale.

According to forecast center, dry and hot weather will be able to drop in HCMC and southern region from now to the end of May as the rainy season is starting hitting the southern region, he said.

The temperature will not increase higher than that in the same period of last year when the highest temperature in the southeastern region was measured at 38- 39 degrees Celsius and in southwestern region at 36- 37 degrees Celsius, he added.
 
This year’s rainy season is forecast to happen nationwide since May. The first rains will come early to provinces of Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai. Meanwhile, the rain could hit Ben Tre and Ba Ria- Vung Tau later than some places at least 10 days because of the influence of southwestern monsoon. 
 
According to weather forecast, this year’s rainfall will increase more than last year. Around 9- 11 storms and tropical low pressures will enter East Sea, including 4- 5 storms affecting directly to Vietnam from August to October.

By Thien Nhan- Translated by Huyen Huong

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