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Heavy rain forecast for October, November, first half of December

by VNA22 August 2021 Last updated at 09:37 AM

National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts rivers in the central region could break their banks in September. (Photo: NDO)
National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts rivers in the central region could break their banks in September. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Between seven and nine storms and tropical depressions are forecast to hit the East Sea (South China Sea), of which up to four will directly affect Vietnam's mainland, from now until the end of 2021.

Provinces and cities in the central and south-central regions need to prepare for heavy rain in October, November and the first half of December, however, there is little chance of particularly heavy downpours like in 2020, Nguyen Van Huong, head of the Climate Forecasting Department, said on August 19.

Huong also said this cold weather will likely occur earlier, from the end of September and the beginning of October.

Severe cold spells may occur around mid-December, while in previous years, they appeared in the last days of December.

The centre predicted that in September, floods will occur downstream of major rivers in the north-central region.

On small rivers and streams, in the central region and Central Highlands, there is a possibility of flash floods and landslides.

Northern mountainous areas are also warned of flooding and landslides.

Huong said provinces and cities should review the safety of houses and prepare plans for natural disasters.

Local authorities should coordinate with agencies, especially at the grassroots level, to prepare to relocate households out of areas at risk of landslides and flash floods.

The cities and provinces should strengthen grassroots rescue teams ready for helping residents relocate.

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