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HÀ NỘI — A heat wave with a temperature of up to 39 degree Celsius is predicted to hit the north and central region between Tuesday and Saturday.
The maximum temperature will range from 35 to 38 degree Celsius in the northern localities and from 36 to 39 degree Celsius in the central localities.
The heat wave is likely to be triggered by a tropical low pressure system that formed in the northern part of the East Sea on Sunday afternoon and landed in China’s Fujian by 1pm on Monday.
The National Committee for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has warned of heavy rains with thunderstorms in the northern and north-central provinces and cities during this time.
Meanwhile, the northern mountainous localities of Lai Châu, Sơn La, Lào Cai, Yên Bái and Hà Giang are on high alert for flash floods and landslides, the centre said. —VNS