A number of provinces across the country including Lai Châu, Nghệ An and Tây Ninh are taking precautions to prevent forest fires as the dry season begins.
The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has reported that this year’s winter will come earlier than it has over the last five years. The dry season in the south is less severe while the Central Highlands and south-central region may face drought.
Rain lasting an hour on Sunday evening flooded many streets in downtown Hà Nội, causing travel chaos.
The northern mountainous province of Hà Giang is urgently repairing several roads that have been severely damaged by landslides due to many days of heavy rain.
Meteorologists will now be able to predict storms five days in advance instead of the current three-day early prediction, said a representative of the Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting Centre.
A grant agreement for a project aimed at improving Việt Nam’s flood management capability with total budget of US$18.2 million was signed on Thursday between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).