The rainy season is forecast to start in the second week of May in the south, later than in previous years. Scorching weather continues, with higher average temperatures than in previous years, noted an officer of the Southern Regional Hydro-Meteorological Center. A woman and a child fully cover themselves with jackets, sunglasses, and masks to avoid the heat. The scorching weather continues hitting the south, alongside the late-coming rainy season At a meeting discussing climate and weather conditions in the southern provinces during the year, held on March 28 in Can Tho City, Le Dinh Quyet from the center stated that the rainy season will start late and end in early November. Also, the late arrival of the rains may make April the hottest period of the year, while the Mekong Delta region suffers a drought and saline intrusion, remarked Quyet. This region is also expected to encounter a low volume of rainfall versus previous years. As for the current hot weather, the highest … [Read more...] about Rainy season forecast to start late in southern Vietnam
Weather forecast this week
The center was speaking at a seminar in Hanoi yesterday to announce holiday weather forecast. The center said that temperature in the week long holiday from February 4-11 will be higher than the average level in many previous years. The northern region might see cold fronts making it cold. The Red River Delta and the north central region will receive drizzles. Shower is predicted in partially southern areas. Mr. Le Thanh Hai, head of Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration, said that this year the stormy season in the East Sea is likely to come later than many years. Hot and muggy weather might come sooner in the northwest region and the central region.By Phuc Hau – Translated by Ngoc Thanh Tags: Tet Holiday Lunar New Year … [Read more...] about Weather forecast fine for Tet Holiday
>>> Tropical low pressure system heading to East Sea This is the strongest cold wave to have hit the northern region since the beginning of this year’s winter. Currently, the cold air is still intensifying, making the temperature in other localities in Lang Son decrease by 4 to 6C, accompanied by rains, with rainfall from 2 to 4mm. The cold air also caused rains in Lao Cai province yesterday, while the temperature plummeted to 15.1C in Lao Cai city, 10.6C in Bac Ha town and 7.3C in the famous tourist town of Sa Pa. Travellers have started flocking to Sa Pa in the hope of seeing snow fall amidst the extreme cold weather in recent days, causing accommodation to overload. Pictures of frost in Mau Son. (Photo: NDO/Hung Trang) According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), the increased cold air has affected the North and Central regions, with the average temperature ranging from 8 to 11C, even below 3C in high mountains areas. The damaging … [Read more...] about Frost appears in -0.5C in Lang Son, extreme cold to prevail across the North until next week
An upswing in economic risks due to rising trade tensions and debt levels has prompted the International Monetary Fund to cut its forecast for world growth for this year and next. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde last week said ‘the global economic weather is beginning to change.’ Photo: stephen jaffe/imf/handout/epa-ef/EPA/Shutterstock With trade growth set to slow sharply amid a trade war between the United States and China, the IMF cut its outlook for global GDP by two-tenths to 3.7 percent for 2018 and 2019, according to the quarterly World Economic Outlook Report issued Monday. The revised estimates includes a worsening outlook for developing economies this year and next compared to the July report, as well as downgrades for the US and China in 2019. The IMF warns that risks highlighted in previous reports "have become more pronounced or have partially materialized" in the real world. The dominant US economy has been shielded from the ill effects … [Read more...] about IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise
People in the north and central region are looking forward to rain after a week-long heatwave. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Not only benefiting from the scattered rain in the early afternoon, Hà Nội is forecast to receive heavy rain in the evening, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The rain in the beginning of the afternoon was not enough to calm down the heat. The base temperature in Hà Nội remains at 37 degrees Celsius. According to the NCHMF, late this afternoon, the northern province and north central province of Thanh Hóa will be showered with heavy rain, along with strong winds and the chance of tornado, flash flooding and landslides. Other provinces in the South will have rainy weather as well. The northern region’s temperature will drop by 5 to 7 degrees Celsius, to approximately 30 degrees Celsius, putting an end to the extremely hot weather … [Read more...] about Heavy rain forecast nationwide.