Southwesterly winds have once again brought in hot and dry weather to the north-central and northwestern provinces, with forecasts predicting conditions will prevail over the next two to three days.
According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the central provinces between Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue and some places in the northwestern region saw mercury soar to 35-37 degrees celsius on June 18.
This hot weather will spread to other provinces in the central and northwestern regions on June 19 and linger for the next two to three days.
Meantime, Storm ‘Leepi’ has built up off the east coast of the Philippines and moving northwards. ‘Leepi’ is unlikely to enter the East Sea but will fuel southwesterly winds in the Mekong Delta to cause bad weather in the southern region.