|Rainfall could reach up to 180mm in some areas in the next few days. VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Provinces in northern and central Việt Nam have been told to be prepared for more bad weather, as forecasters predict heavy rain for the rest of the week.
In some places, rainfall could reach up to 180mm and thunderstorms and strong winds are expected in the region through to Sunday.
The bad weather could affect people’s plans for the Mid-Autumn festivities and residents are being urged to check weather forecasts before going out to celebrate.
Areas that will be most affected include Quảng Trị, Quảng Ngãi, Khánh Hòa, Cà Mau, and Kiên Giang.
The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has sent instructions to provinces and cities to help them actively deal with heavy rain, thunderstorms, floods and landslides.
Provinces and cities have been told to keep a close eye on weather reports and quickly inform authorities and residents of any pending storms.
They must ensure they have the right equipment and vehicles in place to guarantee the smooth traffic flow during the heavy rain.
It is also important to inform any tourists of safety protocols in the event of bad weather. VNS