A sudden and heavy downpour on afternoon of June 16 in Ho Chi Minh City blew away rooftops of houses and uprooted several trees across the City.
|Heavy rains uproot a tree in Ho Chi Minh City (photo: SGGP)|
Tens of houses lost their roofs in Vinh Loc A Commune in Binh Chanh District and strong winds uprooted many trees along Nguyen Van Linh Highway.
The heavy rainstorm also caused a power blackout at Tan Son Nhat International Airport which resumed by 2pm but the computer system of Vietnam Airlines was still unable to operate, affecting hundreds of passengers who had to handwrite departure procedures. Several flights were also running behind schedule.
Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, said that the rainy season officially began in the southern region on June 11. Southwesterly winds are now operating very strongly to cause rough seas and cloudy skies.
In related news, the northwestern province of Lao Cai has seen thick fog over the last several days due to an unseasonal cold front.