A weather station in the north-central area measured the temperature at 44.1 degrees Celsius (111.38 degrees Fahrenheit) late on Saturday. Surpassing Vietnam’s previous high-temperature record set in 2019. Despite the fact that the climate in Vietnam varies from north to south, the country is now going through its hottest summer season.
The interior Hoi Xuan station in north-central Thanh Hoa province registered a record temperature of 44.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. All provinces had temperatures of at least 35°C, according to VnExpress International. While two locations in Hanoi and 17 other provinces had temperatures above 40 °C. In two more provinces, 43°C temperature records were attained.
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What steps is the nation taking to combat the heat wave?
A new assessment from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that “every increase of global warming will result in multiple and concurrent hazards”. To secure sufficient water supplies for home usage. Officials have also contacted the city’s water supply corporation. Nguyen Van Huong, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting’s head of weather forecasting. They told VnExpress International that this may be the strongest widespread heatwave to hit Vietnam in May.
A hot wave moving toward the west and the Foehn wind impact combine to generate it. On the leeward side of a cross-mountain wind, the Foehn effect causes air to warm and dry. In areas with mountains, it is typical. The Vietnamese meteorological service issued a warning that the risk of fire and explosions. It is also heightened by hot weather and low humidity because of rising electrical demand.