Vietnam has been forecasted to see 2-3 tropical storms from now to the year-end which would mostly happen in the central and southern regions.
According to Dr Hoang Phuc Lam, deputy director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting, 3-5 storms would appear on the east of the country with 2-3 among those predicted to directly affect Vietnam, particularly the country’s central and southern regions.
Lam added that this year’s rainy season would end earlier than usual, so the rainfall would be 15-30% lower than previous years. The Central Highlands and southern regions would see the considerable fall in the rainfall the most.
However, HCM City would see heavy rains of around 100 mm early October.
The highest flood on the upper reaches of Mekong River would appear early October. Meanwhile, the peak flood tides in the southern region from September to December this year would be 5-10cm lower than the level of 2017.
By the end of this year, flash floods and landslides have also warned for many northern mountainous areas.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam is one of the five countries most likely to be severely affected by climate change, with 21 types of natural disasters, especially storms, tropical depression, floods, flash floods, landslides, droughts, saline intrusion, and river bank and coastal erosions.
Around 400 people are killed or go missing in the country due to natural disasters annually. Natural disasters account for losses of 1%-1.5% GDP a year for the country.
According to a report on Nguoi Lao Dong