Update: 09:57 | 21/05/2020
Hot weather hits northern Vietnam from Wednesday, said the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Temperatures will hit 34-37 degrees Celsius and even more than 38 degrees Celsius in some places.
The central region will have temperatures of 39 degree Celsius, and 40-41 degree Celsius in mountainous areas.
A rice field is chapped due to prolonged hot weather in the central province of Ha Tinh.
The hot weather is set to last until the end of the week.
From Wednesday, Hanoi will have high temperatures at about 35-38 degree Celsius.
On Wednesday, the ultraviolet in Hanoi, Da Nang City and HCM City is forecast to reach high level, seriously affecting people’s health.
There is a high risk of forest fires in central areas due to the hot weather.
Southern areas will also have high temperatures of about 34-37 degree Celsius.