The hail form has caused serious damages to vegetable and flower crops in the localities. The big raindrops sweeping though Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), districts of Sa Pa, Bat Xat and Lao Cai city, Son La and Thai Nguyen were measured at sizes similar to guava or apple. Unseasonable heavy downpours also occurred in the whole Northern region on February 16- 18. The hail appearance was due to a low pressure trough being compressed by a cold spell from the northward in combination with upper west wind convergence and high air humidity. BY PHUC HAU- Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: hail phenomenon
Weakness of cold air mass in combination with expansion of a hot low pressure zone from the westward have caused milder climate with appearance of small rainfall and light fog over the North- Central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien- Hue. From February 8-9, the Central coastal locations from Da Nang to Binh Thuan are forecast to see sunny days without rains, gusty wind of level 2-3, air humidity of 50- 95 percent, maximum temperature of 29- 32 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius. The same weather situation is forecast in the Central Highlands and the Southern region with the highest temperature reaching 30- 33 degrees Celsius, even above 33 degrees Celsius in some places. VNA- Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: sunny days without rains
At 7 a.m. this morning, the storm was centered 330 kilometers west southwest of Ca Mau Cap in the southernmost point of Vietnam and 270 kilometers southwest of Tho Chu Island in Kien Giang province. Wind power was measured at grade 9 moving 75-90 kilometers an hour. In the next 24 hours, the storm will move west northwest at 15-20 kilometers an hour. By 4 a.m. on January 5, it will be in the waters west of Phuket province, Thailand. Coastal provinces in the Mekong Delta continued guiding and calling boats to take shelter on January 3. Heavy rain triggered by the storm have flattened thousands of hectares of winter spring rice crop in Soc Trang province. Long lasting downpour also affected Tet flower production in Ben Tre and Tien Giang province. Cho Lach district in Ben Tre has reported 700,000 damaged flower pots prepared for Tet holiday. Thousands of other pots are unlikely to blossom in the right time of the holiday in My Tho city, Tien Giang province. The center said that Mekong Delta provinces especially Ca Mau and Kien Giang continues seeing medium to heavy rainfall on January 4. By staff writers – Translated by Hai Anh Tags: Tropical storm Pabuk heavy rainfall southern region of Vietnam Mekong Delta
On December 30, the provinces from Nghe An to Ha Tinh will suffer heavy rains with rainfall at 40 to 70mm. Heavy rains are forecast to last untill January 3 to 4, 2019. The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) warned water levels on the rivers from Thua Thien Hue province to Binh Thuan will increase while water levels from Quang Ngai province to Khanh Hoa province will be up to alarming level 2. Flash floods, landslides are warned to occur in low-lying areas in the provinces from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan. N.HUU-Translated by Van Ha Tags: Torrential rains are continuing to cover over the central provinces from Nghe An to Khanh Hoa bringing rainfall from 83mm to 139mm.
The lowest temperature in the northern region could drop below 14- 19 degrees Celsius. Capital of Hanoi has seen fog, cooler air, high humidity of 60- 96 percent, minimum temperature of 28- 20 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature of 25- 27 degrees Celsius. The same weather condition is forecast to hit the provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien- Hue. Meanwhile, the south- central provinces from Da Nang to Binh Thuan experience sunny days, showers in some places, a gusty wind of level 2-3 and the lowest temperature of 18- 25 degrees Celsius. Both central highlands and southern regions are expected to enjoy ideal weather without rain. The lowest temperature in regions remains 18- 26 degrees Celsius. VNA- Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: showers and thunderstorms
Because rise of water level has affected to several districts of Phu Ninh, Nui Thanh, Thang Binh and city of Tam Ky in Quang Nam, the company began water release with a huge volume of 270- 500 cubic meters per second at 4:15 pm Thursday, aiming to ensure water level on Tam Ky River below alert level 1. According to the Quang Nam province’s Hydrology Meteorology Station, water level on Tam Ky River reached up 1.59 meters lower 0.11 meters than the alert level 1 while water level at Phu Ninh Lake hit 32.3 meters at 10 am. Earlier, the Phu Ninh Lake had released water at 170- 275 cubic meters per second on December 12. BY NGOC PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: water release
The latest report by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control on December 12 showed that at least 13 people were killed in Quang Tri, Thua Thien- Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh provinces after a several day non-stop rain. Additionally, the prolonged heavy downpours and huge flooding completely destroyed eight houses and inundated around 33,527 houses in Quang Nam and Binh Dinh provinces. The functional forces evacuated nearly 6,000 families. The natural disaster swallowed kilometers of canals, traffic routes, sea dykes and fishing ponds etc… Amid the ongoing flooding, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control yesterday sent an emergency alert to relevant ministries, agencies, flooding-affected provinces and cities, calling quickly implementing anti-flooding measures, evacuating residents of low- lying areas to safer places, minimizing damages of property and lives. BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: Heavy downpours & flooding
In particular, the high rainfall respectively reached up 285mm in the central province of Nghe An, 268mm in Ha Tinh, over 300 mm in Quang Tri, over 200 mm in Quang Nam, 251mm in Quang Ngai and over 436mm in Da Nang city. By yesterday evening, water level on the local rivers raised at 3- 5 meters while low- lying areas in Quang Tri, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai were inundated under 0.5- 0.8 meters water, causing interrupted traffic. In Da Nang city, hour long torrential rains triggered flooding in most of residential areas and inner the city last night, badly affecting residents’ life and business. Initial statistics showed that there has been 730 houses, more than 518 hectares of vegetable and maize crops, over 321 hectares of fishing ponds completely destroyed by the bad weather condition; two people were killed by floods. The prolonged rains destroyed most of road surface, caused landslide and interrupted traffic. Thousands houses in low- lying areas in Dong Ha city were inundated under 0.3- 0.7 meters of water. Many vehicles suffered engine failure in the water. Heavy rains have caused a faster rise of flood level on Quang Ngai’s local rivers. Amid the current weather condition, Nui Ngang Lake started releasing flood water with a volume of 91.3- 101 meters cubic per second. Floodwater swept away more than 1,195 houses, 110 hectares of vegetable crops, 1820 poultry; caused landslide of 6,200 meters lengths of canals. On the same day, local authorities asked functional forces to… [Read full story]
Specifically, the mercury dropped to 14-15 degrees in the capital city of Hanoi, 15-16 degrees in Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province and 8-9 degrees in Mau Son mountain peak, Lang Son province in the afternoon on December 8. The cold front has triggered heavy rainfall in the central region. Many places were inundated in Nghe An province on December 8. Torrential rain flooded lot of streets under 20-80cm of water in Vinh city; overflowed into Vinh market, swept away and damaged lot of goods. Residents were forced to evacuate to the higher parts of their houses because rainwater overflowed into the ground floor. By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien Tags: cold front temperature plunge
The center warned in the next 3 hours, several areas in the province such as Ky Anh, Ky Trinh districts will be able to suffer landslides, flooding. Earlier, the center said the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh experienced torrential rains. The rainfall was measured at 162mm. The posibility of landslides, flash floods will appear in low-lying areas such as Thanh Chuong district, Nghi Loc district, Hung Nguyen and Vinh City of Nghe An province; Huong Khe district and Ha tinh City of Ha Tinh province. Local authorities need to take necessary measures to deal with the situation, said the center. V.PHUC-Translated by V.Ha Tags: The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) just issued its latest weather forecast that heavy rains with rainfall at 20 to 40mm are hitting the central province of Ha Tinh.