The Northern and Central regions of Vietnam are experiencing a severe heat wave with daytime temperature reaching a record high in August, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Disaster prevention should be a radical, long-term strategy, based on new technology such as forecasting and remote sensing to minimise damage.
Noul, the fifth storm to enter the East Sea this year, is gaining strength, heading to the central region of Vietnam and expectedly makes land on Friday.
A tropical storm has formed in the East Sea and is forecast to pick up forward speed before making landfall in Vietnam in a couple of days, according to the national weather authority (NCHF).
Northern and central regions of Vietnam are going through a spell of hot weather in early autumn with temperatures rising to between 35-36 degrees Celsius, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
A tropical low depression has formed in the East Sea and is likely to strengthen into a storm, the National Centre of Hydrometeorology and Forecasting said on August 17.
A tropical depression developed into a storm, named Sinlaku, at noon of August 1, becoming the second to enter the East Sea since the beginning of this year.
A low-pressure zone is currently building up in the East Sea area and is likely to develop into a tropical depression over the course of the next 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Close to 55,000 ha of crops in the central region are lacking in water, according to the Directorate of Water Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The long heat wave in the northern region will end on July 20 as rains and rainstorms spread until July 22.
The northern region of Vietnam is forecasted to witness an early winter this year.
The noxious odour and level of mud in the To Lich River and West Lake in Hanoi have decreased dramatically since nano-bioreactor technology has been applied, according to a JETRO representative.
HCM City People's Committee has asked related agencies to focus on dealing with canal and channel pollution and encroachment in the area.