Heavy rains to continue in flooded central region
  • | dtinews.vn | October 16, 2020 04:20 PM
Heavy rains will continue in some central provinces, especially Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, from October 16-21, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

A man travels on a motorbike on a flooded road in Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province.

The centre's director Mai Van Khiem told Dantri/DTiNews on October 16 that a new tropical pressure is moving to the central region and may strengthen into a storm in the coming days. A cold spell, together with a tropical convergence, are also going to hit the region which is predicted to cause heavy rains.

"It is forecasted that heavy downpours will occur in the central region, especially in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces between October 16-21," Khiem said. "Average rainfall will be between 500-800mm, with some areas experiencing up to 800mm. Meanwhile, some neighbouring provinces of Nghe An, Quang Trị, and Thua Thien Hue will have average rainfall of between 300-500mm."

The official warned that large-scale flooding and landslides might continue in some central provinces which have already been hit by heavy rains and floods from October 6-13.

He also said that there would be two to four tropical pressures and storms hitting Vietnam by the end of this year and flooding may still occur from now to the end of November.

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