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El Nino may create severe heatwaves

Update: May, 09/2015 - 08:21
Severe weather conditions, especially heatwave and storms, are likely to affect the country till October, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has said. — Photo tinmoitruong

HA NOI (VNS) — Severe weather conditions, especially heatwave and storms, are likely to affect the country till October, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has said.

It said the northern and central regions would be the most affected areas.

At a conference on Thursday, Director of the centre Hoang Duc Cuong said the El Nino pattern this year would have a negative impact on natural disasters in the country.

The temperature will increase by one degree Celsius during severe heatwaves. Some areas, such as the northern Hoa Binh Province's Mai Chau District, Son La Province's Phu Yen District and central Nghe An Province's Tuong Duong District, will have temperatures of about 39 degreeds.

The country can also expect 25 to 50 per cent less rain than in the previous year. — VNS

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