HCMC, Southern region swelter in record-breaking heatwave

According to the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a high-intensity heatwave continued in the western part of the Northern and Central regions on the large scale on April 21.

HCMC, Southern region swelter in record-breaking heatwave

In particular, the highest temperature in provinces from Nghe An to Phu Yen was predicted 40- 41 degrees Celsius, even soared over 43 degrees Celsius in some places. 

The weather agency issued a record-breaking heatwave warning of between 35 and 38 degrees Celsius, above 38- 39 degrees Celsius in some places of the Southern region from April 22- 28. 

The heatwave warnings were due to an impact of low- hot pressure zone compressed by high air pressure from the Northern region.

April 22 is forecast to be the hottest day for the Central region with the maximum temperature at over 40 degrees Celsius.

As a result of upper west wind convergence above 5,000 meters, the Northern region is warned of thunderstorm, cyclone, lightning, hail and gusty wind. 

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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