|Heavy rain submerged many roads in Điện Biên Phủ City, the northern mountainous province of Điện Biên in June this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư|
HÀ NỘI — It is likely that one or two more typhoons could directly affect Việt Nam from the East Sea this year as rainfall is well above average in many localities, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Weather Forecasting (NCHMF).
Hoàng Phúc Lâm, deputy director of the NCHMF, said that last month rainfall in the central and south-central regions was about 20-50 per cent higher than average, while Thừa Thiên-Huế and Đà Nẵng had between 70 and 100 per cent more rainfall.
The total rainfall from the beginning of this year up in the north-east, north central and southern coastal areas has also been higher than usual, by 10-20 per cent.
In some places, this rate is 20-40 per cent.
However, rainfall in the remaining areas was 10-20 per cent lower than average.
Lâm said the central region is still in the rainy season.
Statistics show that the total rainfall in November in the central region is about 500-700mm. Rainfall in the central and south central regions is forecasted to be higher than average, at about 200-400mm. Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi provinces will have approximately 500mm, while rainfall could be under 100mm in the south-central region.
December is thought to have little rain.
Typhoons and tropical depressions could still appear in the East Sea next month.
It is forecast that the cold spell in this year’s winter is similar to other years.
"Cold spells will come by the second half of December. After that, serious cold days will be in January and the first half of February,” said Lâm. — VNS