Northern region braced for heavy rain and strong winds after heat wave

VOV.VN - Severe downpours and strong winds are predicted to hit the northern region and north-central parts of the country over the course of the next several days starting from May 23 following the conclusion of the recent heat wave, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

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Some locations around the north recorded heavy rain from 7pm on May 22 to 7am on May 23, with the highest rainfall being recorded in Tuyen Quang province with 96mm.

Due to the influence of low pressure running through the entirety of the northern region, there is expected to be scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the north. Indeed, mountainous areas are expected to endure heavy rain, with an average rainfall of between 30mm and 60mm over the course of the next 24 hours, whilst some places will endure rainfall of over 70mm.

The majority of rainfall will occur at night or in the morning, whilst thunderstorms bring a high possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds.

People in mountainous areas have been urged to be careful, avoid places that are at risk of landslides, and ensure the safety for local people.

Hanoi was hit by heavy rain on the night of May 22, with more heavy downpours expected in the capital over the course of the next several days, with residents able to enjoy cool weather after a long heat wave which saw highs of up to 42 degrees Celsius.

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