Vietnam will see four more hot spells in July alone, though forecasters do expect temperatures go down a bit, Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, said on July 7.
|Severe heat wave dries out central rice fields (Photo: SGGP)|
The blistering heat wave scorching the northern and central regions over the last few days is the eighth since the beginning of the year and represent the second hottest temperatures in the past 50 years, Hai said.
Common temperatures from 37-40 Celsius degrees will continue in the central region over the next four to five days. In the northern region, the heat wave would last just two more days before the area experiences showers.
The central and northern regions July 7 continued to swelter, with common temperatures hovering around 39-40 degrees.
In the previous day, some places in the areas suffered through severe heat, with temperatures reaching 46-48 degrees.