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Heatwave to hit north for 4 days

Update: May, 07/2016 - 09:00
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings reported yesterday hot weather would occur in the north in the oncoming three to five days. – Photo thethaovanhoa.vn

HÀ NỘI  – The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings reported yesterday hot weather would occur in the north in the oncoming three to five days. Temperatures could be up to 40 degrees Celsius.

In the south, hot weather was expected everywhere but with reducing intensity.   

The centre said the headwave in the north should ease by May 10.

Meanwhile, scattered heavy rains have fallen over the last 10 days in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk, said Nguyễn Đại Ngưỡng, director of the province’s Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings.

The heavy rains couldn’t dispel water shortages in some areas, a sign that the whole province that was suffering from prolonged drought.     

The centre predicted rains would occur on a large-scale in the province in mid May.

Rain-storms and whirlwinds struck in districts such as Buôn Đôn, Ea Súp and Krông Năng, causing damage to local’s propery.

At least 41 houses in Ea Súp District had their roofs blown off and eight electricity poles collapsed, causing VNĐ700 million (US$31,400) in damage.     

Four houses and four schools in Krông Năng District and 45 houses and six schools in Buôn Đôn District lost their roofs, causing VNĐ380 million and VNĐ800 million in damage, respectively.

Facing with the prolonged drought and whirlwind damage, Đắk Lắk Province People’s Committee has delivered 500 tonnes of rice from Government supplies.

The province has asked the Government to send 1,000 tonnes of rice to people who suffered bad harvests and to ethnic minority areas.—VNS

 

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