|Sea dule erosion in central province Thừa Thiên-Huế following a major storm. —VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — There will be 8-10 storms and tropical depressions in the South China Sea from now to February 2023, of which three to five are likely to directly affect the mainland, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
From October-November, the central and southern regions are forecast to experience higher-than-average rainfall. The southern region may also suffer unseasonal rains in the first months of 2023.
Flooding in the Mekong River will peak in September-November.
The whole nation is warned to maintain their watch against dangerous weather such as thunderstorms, whirlwinds, and hail.
This year, the northern region is predicted to be hit by early cold waves, with the temperature in the first months of winter likely to be lower than in previous years.
The cold fronts towards the end of 2022 will cause waves as high as 2-4m across the coastal regions from Quảng Ninh to Cà Mau.
From September-December, two or three heavy floods may hit the central and Central Highlands regions.
Along the Southwest coast, in September 2022, it will be necessary to watch out for unusually high sea levels that could result in sea dyke erosion during high tides combined with strong southwest monsoons.
People are advised to keep a close watch on weather forecasts and warnings of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, and seriously follow local authorities’ disaster response measures. — VNS