The Stormy Skies Ahead: Vietnam Braces for Heavy Downpours and Thunderous Roars in the North and Central Regions on May 14.

On May 14, Vietnam's northern and central regions are expected to experience turbulent weather conditions, with forecasts predicting heavy rainfall and thunderstorms throughout the day.

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The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting has issued a weather update for Vietnam. They predict localized showers and thunderstorms in the Northern region and from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue.

In the North, expect heavy rainfall from these storms, ranging from 20 to 40 mm, with some areas receiving over 90 mm. Similar conditions will occur from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue, with rainfall amounts ranging from 20 to 40 mm, and certain locations exceeding 100 mm.

These thunderstorms carry additional risks. There are possibilities of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. The heavy rain may also cause flash floods on small rivers and streams, landslides on slopes, and flooding in low-lying areas.

In contrast, the Southern region will experience a prolongation of the hot weather until approximately May 15.

Regional Weather Forecast

Northwest Region: Cloudy and rainy conditions are expected in the morning and afternoon, giving way to showers and thunderstorms at night. Stay alert for potential tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during these storms. Temperatures will dip to a minimum of 22-25 degrees Celsius, with some places falling below 22 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature is predicted to be between 29 and 32 degrees Celsius.

Northeast Region: The early morning will bring moderate to heavy rain, followed by showers and thunderstorms after dark. Tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds are possible during these nighttime storms. The temperature will range from a low of 23 to 26 degrees Celsius to a high of 29 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue: This region will experience heavy rain, with showers and thunderstorms in the evening and at night. Keep an eye out for tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. Temperatures will bottom out at 23-26 degrees Celsius and peak at 28-31 degrees Celsius, with some places exceeding this maximum.

Da Nang to Binh Thuan: Enjoy sunny days, but be prepared for evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms in certain locations. These storms can bring tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. The temperature will range from a low of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius to a high of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius, with some places surpassing this high.

Central Highlands: Days will be sunny, but some areas will experience evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms. These storms may be accompanied by tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. The temperature is expected to drop to a minimum of 21 to 24 degrees Celsius and rise to a maximum of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius, with some places exceeding this high.

Southern Region: Forecasters predict sunny and intensely hot afternoons, followed by evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms in some locations. Keep a watchful eye for tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during these storms. The temperature will range from a low of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius to a high of 34 to 37 degrees Celsius, with some places surpassing this maximum.

Weather Forecast for Major Cities

Hanoi: The capital city will experience heavy rain in localized areas, with some evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms. Be cautious of potential tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. The temperature will range from a low of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius to a high of 30 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Hanoi’s rainy weather is captured in this photo by VTC News.

Ho Chi Minh City: Residents can expect a mix of cloudy and sunny conditions during the day, followed by evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms in certain areas. These storms may bring tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. The temperature will range from a low of 25 to 28 degrees to a high of 34 to 37 degrees, with some places exceeding this maximum.

Charlotte Pho