Drought to be severe this year, meteorologist

Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, on February 22 said that several areas in the central, central highland and southern regions are in danger of severe drought this year with little rain.

Residents dam the Krong No River to take irrigation water in Dak Nong Province on February 20 (Photo: SGGP)

The rainy season will begin in April in the southern and central highland regions and August in the central region. As a result, several areas will have to suffer drought and water shortage in the next six months, he said.

Central provinces will be worst affected. Record drought in 1998 and 2002 might recur this year. Salt intrusion will occur earlier and broaden further inland.

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By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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