Scorching weather engulfing north, central areas

A compressed low-pressure ridge combined with southwestern winds has led to extremely hot, dry weather in Vietnam’s northern and central regions, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said March 2.

Persistent hot, dry weather has beset Vietnam over the past several days and is forecast to continue throughout the week (File photo: Dat Viet Newspaper)
Temperatures on Tuesday reached 34-36 degrees Celsius in the two regions, and 37-38 degrees Celsius in some areas of Nghe An Province.

In the south, the hot weather has been most pronounced in southeastern areas with temperatures lingering around 35-36 degrees.

In the next few days, Ho Chi Minh City will likely see temperatures hitting around 37 degrees at noon.

The national weather center also said that over the next few days, the country will continue to be hot and muggy with temperatures forecast to rise by 1-2 degrees Celsius.

The sweltering weather looks to peak around March 5 and 6.

After March 7, the hot low-pressure zone should cool due to a cold front from the north. Temperatures in the northern region could then fall by up to 10 degrees, though central and southern regions will likely remain hot.

Residents should prepare to cope with the continued hot conditions, the weather center said.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Hai Mien

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