Southern region entering seasonal change

The southern region of Vietnam suffers rains accompanied with thunderstorms and cyclones during well-defined seasonal change from end of May to mid June, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center on April 28.
 
The rainy season will start in Ho Chi Minh City on May 30.
 
Because these are the first rainfalls this year, rainfall will be 15- 30 percent lower than average, and the temperature will increase by 1- 1,5 degrees Celsius compared to the previous years.

The first rains will make pleasant weather; however, daytime temperature is still high. Particularly, the average temperature in Ho Chi Minh City has increased two degrees Celsius higher than average, and in the southern region has gone up 1- 1, 8 degrees Celsius at the beginning of this year until now.
 
The Southern region’s Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center predicted that four or five storms and tropical low pressures will hit Vietnam on August.
 
According to weather experts, El Nino weather phenomenon has currently caused long-lasting drought and saltwater influx during 20 months after it will change to La Nina weather phenomenon.
 

By Cong Phien- Translated by Huyen Huong

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