Northern region rainy, southern sunny

A low pressure trough has rendered medium to heavy rains in areas from the mid central region to the north since Saturday, reported the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

Flooded rice fields in Binh Thuan (Photo: SGGP)

The weather has become stormy off central provinces from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai and in the northern part of the East Sea including Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago.

Heavy rains have put the northwestern region in danger of flash floods and landslide and quickly surged water levels on Red, Thai Binh, Lo and Thao Rivers.

Lai Chau province reported one dead for taking a false step while crossing a swollen spring on Saturday. Soil debris from landslides has blocked traffic in some mountainous areas.

The weather will remain mild sunny in mornings and showery in afternoons in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces. Temperatures will swing from 25-33 degree Celsius in the next couple of days.

In related news, torrential rain has occurred for the last ten days in Duc Linh and Tanh Linh districts, the south central province of Binh Thuan, putting an end to a several-months long drought.

Rainwater has flooded 980 hectares of rice and vegetables in these areas.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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