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Heat wave grips regions, temperatures rise to 42 degrees

Update: 16-04-2024 | 14:58:43

A heat wave has hit the northern and central regions over recent days, causing daytime temperatures to rise up to 40-42 degrees Celsius in some areas.

A heat wave has hit the northern and central regions over recent days. (Photo:

On April 14 alone, the northern and central regions saw daytime temperatures climb to 41 degrees in Son La and Dien Bien in north-western Vietnam, and in Nghe An province in the central region.

Notably, Yen Chau district in Son La province even recorded a high temperature of 42.2 degrees, becoming the locality with the highest temperature in the country on April 14.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Weather Forecasting, hot weather will spread across the northern and central regions, from Dien Bien and Son La to Thanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces, with daytime temperatures ranging from 35 to 38 degrees.

As the El Nino phenomenon is subsiding, from May to July, the Central Highland and the southern regions will suffer from drought, while the northern and central regions will experience extremely hot days, according to meteorologists.

Doctors warn that hot spells could threaten people’s health, especially children and the elderly, and especially labourers working outdoors for a long time. Children are therefore advised to be kept in airy homes during hot days, avoid bathing in the sea from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., vaccinate fully, and maintain a clean living area.


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