A heat wave has hit the northern and central region, sending temperatures soaring to 38 degrees, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting.
The heat wave arrived in the central coast from May 5 and expanded to the north on the next day. Some places like Con Cuong in Nghe An Province saw temperatures rise to 37.4 degrees.
According to the centre, today, May 7, is the peak of the heat wave as the average temperatures in the north may reach 35-37 degrees and the temperatures in the north central coast may reach 38-39 degrees.
Because of the low-pressure area in the west, areas are likely to experience 12 to 16 hours with temperatures above 35 degrees. The weather will cool from May 8 with rain.
Meanwhile, the central highlands and the southern region will have rains and thunderstorms in the evenings in the next two to three days due to the monsoon from the southwest.