According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, widespread rainfall across the country will cool temperatures during the national university entrance exam on July 4 and 5.
|Volunteers (in blue T-shirts) guide a university student in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)|
In the northern region, rain has occurred consecutively for the last 3-4 days and is forecast to continue for another four days, because of a low pressure zone.
By July 4, the low pressure zone might intensify and bring more rain. The weather will remain cool with temperatures decreasing to 24-29 degrees Celsius.
Southwesterly winds have brought in cloudy and rainy weather in the southern region.
On Tuesday afternoon, a sudden one hour heavy downpour in Ho Chi Minh City caused heavy flooding and traffic jams on many streets.
Some streets were submerged under 20-30cm of water such as Nguyen Huu Canh, Highway 13 and Dinh Bo Linh in Binh Thanh District; Kha Van Can in Thu Duc District and Le Van Viet in District 9.
In related news, torrential rain in Mu Cang Chai District in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai triggering a landslide along a three kilometer stretch on Highway 32 route on Tuesday.
Rescue operations were hindered with continuous rain in Mu Cang Chai and neighboring districts. Local residents fear there may be further landslides.