|The tropical is trengthening into a typhoon and is to make landfall on June 14
The weather pattern was located at approximately 280km west of Luzon island at 7pm on June 12, with winds reaching between 60 and 75km/h near its centre.
Over the course of the next 24 hours, Nuri, the first of its kind to hit the East Sea this year, is forecast to head Northwest at an average speed of 20km, and likely to gain further strength.
Once a typhoon, it is then anticipated to move toward Hong Kong (China) before making landfall on June 14, with winds gusting 90km/h.
With the typhoon projected to move towards mainland China, it is set to cause heavy rain to hit Vietnam’s Southern and Central Highlands regions.
Moreover, the country’s central region will also face the prospect of heavy rain, helping to break the period of boiling heat that has gripped central provinces over the past few days.
According the NCHMF, the heat wave is increasing in intensity across many northern and central localities on June 12, with temperatures reaching between 37 and 39 degrees Celsius.
The changing weather is expected to see Hanoi record highs of 38 degrees Celsius during the daytime, but experience fierce periods of rain and thunderstorms in the evening.
The ongoing hot spell initially began on May 30 and is expected to end on June 14, marking the longest heat wave endured by Vietnam for the past 27 years.