drop heralds rain and possible hail storm
HA NOI — Cooler
temperatures with rain and possible hail has been forecast for northern Viet Nam
Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre says the temperature will fall by 4-5
degree Celsius with a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 29 degrees.
The top temperature in Ha
Noi yesterday was 34 and the minimum 24.
"The drop in
temperatures will bring unusual weather like thunder, lightning and hail,"
said forecasting centre director Bui Minh Tang.
The heavy rain carried the
threat of highland landslides, he warned.
The milder weather is
expected to last until Sunday.
The temperature in the
south and Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) will range from 20 to 35 degrees with
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan
Dung has signed Decision 44/QD-TTg designed to help northern Cao Bang, Yen Bai,
Ha Giang and Hoa Binh Province and central Ha Tinh Province build embankments
The Finance Ministry will
provide VND100 billion (US$6.2 million) from the Central Reserve Budget for the
work to be done this year.
Cao Bang will receive
VND10 billion ($625,000); Yen Bai and An Giang VND15 billion ($937,500) each and
the others VND20 billion ($1.2 million) each .
The provincial people’s
committees will have responsibility for managing the work. — VNS