Heavy downpours along withi gusty wind, cyclone and hail yesterday occurred blowing away hundreds of house roofs in three Northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Bac Kan and Ha Giang, causing serious damage of property.
Particularly, downpour and cyclone uprooted trees along roads, blew off house roofs and broke glass windows at wards of Coc Leu, Kim Tan and Bac Cuong in Lao Cai city.
Additionally, the cyclone destroyed 66 houses and seven classrooms in Bac Ha district; and it blew up roofs of four houses and five classrooms of Quan Than San Secondary School in the mountainous district of Simacai.
The weather condition blew away many houses’ roofs at the whole communes of Ba Be and Bach Thong districts in Bac Kan province.
Statistics showed one person dead and another injured, 229 destroyed houses and damaged maize crops. Total damage is estimated at more than VND2 billion.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center warned that a hot- low pressure zone spreading from Northwest to Southeast Asia was forecast to trigger a heat wave in Vietnam in the forthcoming days.
From April 9- 11, an extreme heat wave will cover the provinces from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen and the western part of the Northern region with a maximum temperature of 34- 37 degrees Celsius, even up 38- 39 degrees Celsius in the high mountainous areas of the Central region.
From April 9- 14, the highest temperature in the Southeastern region is predicted to reach 35- 36 degrees Celsius.