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7/4/2018 12:29:18 PM

Heat wave in northern, central regions to end on July 6

The severe heat wave that has scorched the northern and central region since last weekend is predicted to end on June 6, but until then the localities will continue suffering from high temperature of 38-40 degree Celsius, the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF) said on July 4.

Temperature will stay above 35 degree Celsius from 10am to 18 pm on July 4. (Source: VNA)

The centre added that temperature will stay above 35 degree Celsius from 10am to 18 pm on July 4, one hour less than on July 3.

Some areas in the northwestern and northeastern regions will see shower rain and thunderstorm in the afternoon and night.

Hanoi will have an extremely hot day without rain, with humidity from 42 per cent-82 per cent. The lowest temperature during the day is forecast at 30 degree Celsius, while the highest is 40 degree Celsius.

In order to meet high demand for power amidst the hot days, which coincide with the ongoing World Cup 2018, the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC) has applied drastic measures to ensure power supply.

Along with putting some power plants into operation before the dry season, the firm has directed its distribution units not to cut off power in the national grid except for urgent cases, and use the most advanced repair technology.

The EVNCPC also advised customers to use power in an economical and efficient manner.

Also in July, one or two storms or tropical depressions are forecast in the East Sea, threatening to affect the mainland in the later half of the month.

About two or three other hot spells will affect the northern and central regions this month, but they will not last long or be too harsh.

The centre also warned of downpours and a high risk of flash floods and landslides in vulnerable areas in northern mountainous areas, as July is the peak of the raining season in the north.

Widespread rains are also likely to occur in the central, Central Highlands and southern regions this month./.

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