Relevant forces are mobilised to clean up the environment after flash floods on Monday in Nậm Nhừ Commune, Điện Biên Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư
HÀ NỘI — Heavy rainfall is expected to pound the northern region for the next two days, with rainfall expected to be between 50 and 150mm due to the impact of typhoon Higos, the fourth typhoon this year, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre said.
From Thursday afternoon, some areas of Cao Bằng, Bắc Kạn, Lạng Sơn, Hà Giang, Tuyên Quang and Thái Nguyên provinces and the northwest region are expected to see 100 to 200mm of rain accompanied by strong winds, lightning and whirlwinds.
Flash floods, landslides and flooding are predicted to hit Sơn La, Hòa Bình, Điện Biên, Lào Cai, Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Nam provinces.
Due to the impact of the southwest monsoon, the Central Highlands and the southern region are forecast to experience showers, thunderstorms and even heavy rain in the afternoon and evening.
The centre has also warned of possible whirlwinds, lightning and strong winds. — VNS