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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on April 30 that water levels along the vast majority of the lower Mekong basin have now returned to normal long-term averages but are still lower than those during the 2018 and 2019 dry season.

Vietnam records nearly 4,000 disasters, incidents in 2019

Vietnam grappled with nearly 4,000 disasters and incidents in 2019, an increase of 57.9 percent compared to the previous year.

Weather becoming more extreme, unpredictable: expert

VietNamNet Bridge - Just days after a deadly torrential rain, a terrible spell of hot weather appeared in many localities with the temperature exceeding 40oC.

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

 Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice.

15 storms to enter Vietnam in 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, 

2017 summer heat won’t be as severe as 2016

VietNamNet Bridge - Following 2016, considered by meteorological agencies to be the hottest year since 1880, hot spells this year are expected to come later and will be less severe.

Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

 A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops.

Summer drought takes further toll on EU maize harvest

 Hot, dry weather over the past two months has damaged European Union maize (corn) crops and this year's harvest is now expected to be almost as bad as in 2015 when production was also hit by drought.

Strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years ends: Australian weather bureau

 The strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years, which damaged crop production in Asia and caused food shortages, has ended, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.

Large underground water reservoirs to be built in HCM City

The HCM City authorities have given the nod to the Saigon Water Supply Company (Sawaco) plan to build underground water reservoirs in some parks in the city which would help ensure water supply after earthquakes and other natural calamities.

National Assembly's deputies propose to ease luxury tax on cars

VietNamNet Bridge - National Assembly deputies, when consulted by the Finance & Budget Committee about the luxury tax law amendment, have proposed to lower the tax on cars.

VN's rice supply may decrease due to drought and saline intrusion

VietNamNet Bridge - Opinions vary about the rice supply in the context of the serious drought and saline intrusion in the Mekong River Delta, the rice granary of Vietnam. 

When will Vietnam switch off 2G?

VietNamNet Bridge - Some mobile network operators have proposed to take back 2G network frequency to pave the way for the development of 4G network. However, some analyst say it is still too early.

Experts discuss man-made rain for Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge - The Mekong River Delta, Vietnam's biggest rice granary, is facing the most serious drought in the last 100 years. Can scientists make artificial rain to rescue the rice fields? 

UN Resident Coordinator responds to drought fight in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite various achievements, over 3 million Vietnamese children are facing water shortage, said Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

Rough weather ahead

 VietNamNet Bridge –The impact of El Nino in 2016 will likely surpass last year's record to become strongest ever in history,

Parts of Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction due to El Nino: scientists

 Parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction if the current El Nino, one of the strongest in two decades, does not ease this month, scientists said on Wednesday.

Vietnamese hydro plants badly affected by El Nino

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam may face difficulties in power generation this dry season as El Nino has led to reservoirs running out of water in the central regions, the Vietnamese Group of Electricity (EVN) said.

El Nino likely to set new weather records: Experts

 VietNamNet Bridge – The impact of El Nino in 2016 will likely surpass last year's record to become strongest ever in history, according to experts.

El Nino impacts to linger in first half of 2016

VietNamNet Bridge – El Nino is forecast to continue its strong impacts in Vietnam in the first months of 2016 and abate in early summer.