VOV.VN -Vietnam is predicted be hit by bouts of cold weather with winter set to reach northern regions earlier than in previous years, with the average temperature expected to be much colder than seen in the past.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has extended sympathy to his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha over great losses in humans and property caused by storms Podul and Kajiki and subsequent floods in Thailand’s northeastern, central and northern regions.
Vietnam recorded 224 persons dead and missing and economic losses of nearly 20 trillion VND (859.5 million USD) in natural disasters in 2018, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
In the second half of 2019, some 10-12 storms and tropical depressions will appear in the East Sea.
Vietnam is among the 10 countries and territories most affected by extreme weather events in the past two decades, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2019 of Germanwatch, which was released at the annual climate summit in Poland recently.
The General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a training course on dyke protection techniques and flood prevention in the central coastal province of Nghe An on June 21.
Among 12-13 storms forecast to enter East Sea, up to six are forecast to directly affect the mainland in 2018, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) offered 10,000 tonnes of rice in humanitarian aid to typhoon-hit residents in Vietnam’s central provinces, said deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Vu Xuan Thanh.
Participants to a conference in Hanoi on February 26-27 agreed on the need for countries worldwide in general and Vietnam in particular to enhance weather forecast capacity by embracing new technology.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October gained 0.41 percent over September and 2.98 percent year-on-year, largely driven by impacts of storms and historic floods in northern and central Vietnam earlier this month.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has asked the central province of Thanh Hoa to keep a close watch on developments of natural disasters and scale up vigilance in the face of the complex situation of floods and storms.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee has appropriated US$50,000 to give urgent aid to flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces hit by a round of rainstorms over the past few weeks.
Thirteen to 15 storms or tropical depressions will be seen in the East Vietnam Sea in 2017, the Vietnamese National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on April 14.
HCM City officials have asked telecommunications companies to redesign or replace more than 5,000 base transceiver stations (BTSs) located on top of houses and other buildings.
Two or three storms and tropical depressions may appear in the East Sea this November with one or two likely to hit the central and southern regions of Vietnam.
Chairman of the People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau Do Ngoc An on August 16 urged relevant bodies to be prepared for potential rain and flooding from an upcoming tropical depression.
There will be two to four storms and low depressions in the East Sea in August this year, one or two of them will affect the mainland of Vietnam, especially the northern and northern central regions, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting.
El Nino is forecast to continue its strong impacts in Vietnam in the first months of 2016 and abate in early summer.
Hurricane Patricia, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck Mexico's Pacific coast on October 23 with destructive winds that tore down trees, moved cars and forced thousands of people to flee homes and beachfront resorts.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked localities to improve their response plans for severe storms before September 20 to send to ministries and relevant agencies.