Heavy rains are forecast to hit northern localities. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Northern localities are forecast to suffer heavy rains beginning Monday night, with rainfall expected to reach 200mm within a 24-hour period in some provinces, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Centre.
Rains are forecast in Hà Nội, Lạng Sơn, Cao Bằng, Hà Giang, Tuyên Quang, Lào Cai, Yên Bái and Lai Châu, with average rainfall between 80-200mm per day.
The centre has also warned of possible whirlwinds, lightning and hailstorms in northern localities, and flash floods and landslides in mountainous areas.
After prolonged rains caused flooding in Móng Cai City in the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh last Saturday, one person was reported missing and dozens of cargo steel boats sank on the Ka Long River in the city.
The man, born in 1998, from Ka Long Commune was reportedly swept away while riding a basket boat on the river after heavy rains, which took place from Saturday night to early Sunday morning. Local agencies are still trying to find the man.
Many streets in Móng Cái remain flooded. — VNS