return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Southern Vietnam swelters as month-long heat wave begins

The southern region, including HCM City, is suffering from a heat wave which is predicted to peak in late March and early April, according to the Southern Hydro-Meteorological Station.

{keywords}

Temperatures in HCM City have reached 34-35 degrees Celsius amid a heat wave that threatens to last more than a month.

 

Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the weather forecast division at the Southern Hydrometeorology Station, said the number of hot days and the intensity of UV radiation are predicted to rise this year.

The dry season in the southern region normally lasts from December to the end of April.

“Hot weather has been reported across the south-eastern region since mid-February,” Quyet said.

Temperatures in the region could rise sharply between February 21 and 23.

In HCM City, they could reach 36 degrees Celsius at the end of this month.

In March, the hot weather would worsen, Quyet said.

“Temperatures in the south-eastern region are often higher than in the south-western region.”

They could rise above 38 degrees Celsius in the region, and to 37-38 degrees in HCM City, the station said.

Exposure to the sun should be limited between noon and 3pm when UV radiation is strongest, according to experts.

People should wear hats, protective clothing, face masks, sunglasses and sunscreen if they need to go outside, they warned. — VNS

Scorching heat attacks Vietnam

Scorching heat attacks Vietnam

Summer has just begun but residents in Hanoi have already felt the worst of it when the temperature surged to 38 degrees Celsius in the midst of the scorching heat wave at noon while the heat on the road was recorded at up to 50oC.

Severe drought expected in 2020: forecast agency

Severe drought expected in 2020: forecast agency

The drought in the dry season this year will be quite harsh and water shortage may occur in many places. The central region may face serious water shortage from June.

MORE NEWS

Vietnam to hold first cat fish festival soon

Vietnam’s first cat fish festival is scheduled to take place in the southern province of Dong Thap on December 16-17.

Control of bad content on social networks should be tightened

Tik Toker No O No, who criticized the poor, was boycotted by the community and forced to shut down by the authorities. He is not the first Tik Toker that has posted bad content on social networks.

Businesses struggle to keep workers as exports slow

Businesses have been struggling to maintain and support their workers as the Lunar New Year approaches.

Only in Vietnam: Shrimp-chip straws, dragon-fruit noodles

VietNamNet sums up the “odd news” in Vietnam last week.

Vietnam in need of more village-based midwives

Vietnam is in need of village-based midwives as the country has more than 7,000 remote and disadvantaged villages where women do not regularly get antenatal care at medical facilities.

Fuel supply estimated to surge 10-15% in 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has drawn up two scenarios for the minimum fuel supply in 2023, requiring key fuel enterprises to increase the overall figure by 10-15% in 2023, according to the local media.

Da Nang to hire more IT staff to meet digital transformation goals

In the 2022-2025 period, Da Nang needs at least 7,500 more information technology (IT) workers a year and in the 2026-2030 period, the figure is 8,000.

Ho Chi Minh City looks to cash in on new travel trends

Ho Chi Minh City expects to fully exploit bleisure travel - a novel type of tourism combining business travel with leisure time.

A special English class in Hanoi for the older generation

For the past four years, a special English class has been held in Hai Ba Trung District in Hanoi for students 60 to 90 years old.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 3

Strong economic growth creates platform for M&A market

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 3

Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022 opens

Use of e-cigarettes by youth rockets with easy availability at shops

Many students and young people have been hospitalized in a deep coma after using e-cigarettes, which are easy to buy.

How will telecom carriers fare in a highly competitive market?

The traditional telecom market is getting saturated and facing upheavals, including a drop in revenue from traditional calls and SMS, a tighter management policy and changes in technology.

Number of international visitors to Vietnam sets 'record' after pandemic

Vietnam welcomed 2.95 million foreign visitors in January-November 2022, 21.1 times up year on year, but still down 81.9% compared with pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

Su-30MK2, Mi helicopters rehearse in Hanoi

On December 2, Su-30MK2 fighters performed in a rehearsal to prepare for the upcoming Vietnam International Defense Exhibition 2022.
back_to_top