VOV.VN - There is a possibility that a series of tropical depressions and storms will form in the East Sea this December, according to Nguyen Duc Hoa, deputy head of the Climate Forecasting Division under the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.
Hoa emphasised that along with a period of intensified cold air, the northern region is anticipated to experience a serious cold wave in early and late December.
In line with this, the total rainfall in the north and throughout north-central regions will be at approximately the same level as the average seen during the same period over recent years, with the rainfall in some places reaching between 20mm and 50mm.
Most notably, rainfall in the central and south-central regions will be higher than average, ranging between 70mm and 150mm, or even rising to 200mm in some places.
Hoa therefore warned residents about the need to closely monitor the weather forecast in order to take timely preventive measures, while local authorities have been asked to take drastic actions in order to evacuate people from high-risk areas which are prone to flash floods and landslides.
He emphasised that people in areas affected by natural disasters are requested to strictly abide by the instructions on disaster response and prevention, stay regularly updated on the latest information relating to the weather, as well as making thorough preparations for avoiding possible natural calamities moving forward.