Hanoi (VNA) – Heavy downpours are
expected in the northern region until June 21, with warnings of flash floods
and landslides in mountainous provinces.
The National Centre for Hydro–Meteorological
Forecasting (NCHMF) announced on June 18 that a rainy spell would affect the
northern region, including Hanoi, starting Sunday night.
The average rainfall will range between 70 to
150mm, and could reach up to 200mm in some areas, said the NCHMF. Tornado, hail
and wind gusts are likely, according to the weather forecasting centre.
It also warned of flooding on the Thao, Lo, Bang
Giang and Ky Cung rivers as water could rise by two or three
metres. Lai Chau, Son La, Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Bac Kan provinces
could be inundated, the NCHMF warned. – VNA