The southern region is entering its hottest season of the year, the Southern Meteorology and Hydrology Forecasting Centre said.
|Streams like this one somewhere in the central region are drying up as northern and north-central Viet Nam experience scorching weather (Photo: Vu Trung)|
The hot weather is likely to last until the middle of April, with temperatures in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City climbing above 38 degrees, and in the Mekong Delta to 34-36 degrees, the weather bureau said.
The northern and north-central regions have been experiencing scorching weather in the last two days, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast.
The non-coastal parts of provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue too have been experiencing hot weather.
A cold spell is expected in the northern region from March 24, ending the hot weather.