North Vietnam experiences thunderstorms ahead of a heat wave

North Vietnam experiences thunderstorms ahead of a heat wave

A thunderstorm in Hanoi uprooted a tree, causing it to fall on a moving car late in the evening of April 20, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

Hanoi and the provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh experienced rain and thunderstorms on Saturday night, accompanied by hail.

This was because the southern edge of a low-pressure trough with an axis at 23-25 ​​degrees north, connected to a low-pressure area to the west, was compressed by a cool air mass moving down from China.

On Sunday morning, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting stated that the low pressure trough with an axis at 23-25 ​​degrees north latitude will be further pushed down by the cool air mass in the coming days. Therefore, northern counties will maintain thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and hail in the afternoon and evening.

From April 25, the low pressure area in the west will probably develop again, while the cool air mass in the north will no longer be present. Temperatures in the north will gradually rise and there is a chance of widespread warm weather.

According to American site Battery weatherThe temperature in Hanoi from now until Wednesday will reach a maximum of 31 degrees Celsius during the day and 25 degrees at night.

From Thursday the temperature will gradually rise to 36-38 degrees, and 27 degrees at night. In areas above 1,500 meters above sea level, such as Sa Pa, temperatures will range from 17 to 27 degrees next week.

Elsewhere, the central region has been experiencing widespread heat since April 19. Meteorological agencies predict that the heatwave area will gradually narrow over the next three days as the hot low-pressure area in the west weakens.

The hot zone is concentrated in the area from Ha Tinh to Quang Ngai provinces, and from Binh Dinh to Phu Yen, with the highest daytime temperatures usually between 35 and 38 degrees.

From April 25, when the hot low-pressure area develops again, the heat wave will extend from Thanh Hoa to Nghe An.

South Vietnam and the Central Highlands will continue to experience widespread heat next week.

In the south, intense sunshine will continue with temperatures of 35-38 degrees. The southeastern region, home to HCMC, Dong Nai and Binh Duong, could experience temperatures above 38 degrees.

In the Central Highlands, temperatures are usually between 34 and 37 degrees, in some places even above 37 degrees. However, in the afternoon and evening, the region, home to Lam Dong, Dak Nong and Dak Lak, may experience localized thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes, lightning, hail and strong wind gusts.