The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting warns flash floods are likely in Hà Giang and Lào Cai provinces. VNA/NVS Photo (illustration)
HÀ NỘI — Some areas in the northern mountainous provinces of Hà Giang and Lào Cai have been warned to expect flash floods and landslides.
The alert has been issued by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting who are predicting bad weather will hit the region in the next few days.
Quảng Bình, Xín Mần, Vị Xuyên districts in Hà Giang Province along with Bảo Yên, Bắc Hà and Bảo Thắng districts in Lào Cai Province are the places most likely to be affected.
Both areas saw heavy rain on Wednesday morning, which is forecast to continue over the next few days.
The bad weather is not just restricted to the north, the centre says central and southern regions will also be hit.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast in the central regions of Phú Yên, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận and Tây Nguyên.
In some areas, 150mm of rainfall is predicted, putting the areas on high alert for floods and landslides. — VNS