The daily lives of local people in Hanoi has been greatly affected by a hot spell lasting for several days, with the severe heat forcing many locals to find ways to protect themselves from the recent weather conditions.
Policemen on duty around the capital suffer during the hot days. They must continue their job despite outdoor temperatures reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius.
A policeman working at the crossroads of Xa Dan and Pham Ngoc Thach streets says that each shift lasts for a total of four hours, with consistent breaks added to allow them to drink fresh water.
A resident brings along a wet towel while travelling to cool down.
The harsh sun means that drivers don a mask and long clothing when travelling around the capital.
A Xe Om driver comes up with his own method of reducing the heat.
Students face hot conditions when travelling to school.
The impact of the novel coronavirus means that many schools have stopped offering lunch to students. Instead, children have lunch at home at around midday before returning to school in the afternoon.
Parents take students home at midday with temperatures rising to more than 40 degrees Celsius outside.
A father uses his hand to protect his son from the fierce sun as they wait at a traffic light.
Masks, long clothing, and umbrellas are all tools used by local people in an attempt to cope with the heat.
Young people recklessly stop on Nhat Tan bridge to cool down on a summer’s night.
They are punished by policemen for their violation of traffic laws.
The North and Central regions are expected to endure the current heatwave for several more days to come, with the extreme heat in the North being likely to recede from June 13, according to the national weather service.
Localities throughout the north of the country, including Hanoi, have been enduring a major hot spell at the start of summer with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.