VOV.VN - Up to 10 storms and tropical depressions are forecast to enter the East Sea between now and February 2023, of which between three and five storms have the potential to directly affect Vietnam.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the La Nina phenomenon is projected to continue from now until the end of the year and is likely to expand during the initial months of 2023.
Forecasters warn about the potential damaging impact of storms and tropical depressions in the South East Sea region in January next year.
Most notably, cold air is forecast to arrive earlier with temperatures during the first month of winter in the northern provinces being lower than that of previous years.
Moving forward, the weather in the remaining months of the year in the central region will be unpredictable as a result of dozens of storms combined with the early arrival of the cold air.
Between October and November there will be a high risk of heavy rains hitting central and southern regions, with rainfall being higher than the average recorded over the previous years.
In addition, there remains the possibility of local unseasonal rains hitting the southern region in the first months of next year.
At present, there is also a low pressure area taking shape in the East Sea, along with the southwest monsoon in the south, both which are likely to cause scattered showers and thunderstorms in the East Sea and coastal provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, Ca Mau to Kien Giang, and the Gulf of Thailand from August 17.