The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that showery weather and thunderstorm are hitting the southern provinces of Vietnam starting May 7- 13, with its rainfall of 15 mm.
The rainfall in the upper reaches of the Mekong River was measured at less than 5mm meanwhile the downstream reaches' area had no rains. The lowest temperature in the areas maintains at 25- 27 degrees Celsius, and the peak temperature at 35- 37 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperature in the southeastern and southwestern region is measured at 34- 36 degrees Celsius.
In parallel, the water level from the upstream Mekong River is higher than the yearly average at 0, 3- 0, 6 mm; and the water level from downstream reaches' area is lower than yearly average at 0, 1- 0, 3 mm.
During May 7- 13, the water at Sai Gon, Dinh An, Vung Tau reservoir releases water is forecast to respectively reduce to 3, 4m, 3, 5 m and 3, 4m.
At present, the salinity at the stations is higher than the same period of last year and yearly average.