Scorching heat is attacking Hanoi, with temperature likely surging to 38-39 degrees Celsius, and is forecast to last until June 25, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) has said.
The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 38 to 42 degrees Celsius, and even higher in some places.
The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature hitting 38-39 degrees Celsius. It is even expected to surge to 41 degrees Celsius tomorrow, according to the NCHMF.
The center warned that the ultraviolet index in Hanoi city today will remain at the dangerous levels of 8 and 9, posing a high risk of skin damage, including skin cancer, for people exposed to the sun for a long time. Thus, people on the road are recommended to apply SPF 30+ sunscreen, wear a shirt, sunglasses and a hat.
The center’s experts warned that people should prevent probable fire in residential areas as well as wildfire, avoid outdoor activities from 11:00am to 4:00pm, drink water and take proper diet to enhance the immune system.
They also said that as June is still the transitional period from spring to summer, there is a collision between hot and cold waves, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm.
The wide-spread heat wave in the Northern and Central provinces is expected to last longer in the Northwest, the western mountainous areas of the North Central region, and Central and South-Central provinces.
This summer, some parts across Vietnam would see the mercury climbing up to 39-40 degree Celsius, and the temperatures at some points may hit record levels, according to the NCHMF.
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