The Weekend Storm: Northern Vietnam’s Windy and Wet Weather Ahead

On May 6, Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and the Northern region are expected to experience a pleasant cooldown with a moderate amount of rainfall and a gentle breeze. The weather forecast predicts a refreshing change from the usual heat, offering a welcome respite for locals and visitors alike.

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Weather Update: Forecasts for Various Regions and Cities

Regional Forecasts

Northwest: Cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms expected in certain areas during the evening and night. Potential for tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 22-32°C (69.8-89.6°F), possibly exceeding 32°C in some locations.

Northeast: Cloudy with heavy local rain and evening thunderstorms. Southeast winds at level 2-3. Similar to the Northwest, there is a risk of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 22-31°C (71.6-87.8°F)

Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue: A mix of cloud and sun during the day, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms after dark. The usual risks of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds apply during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 24-33°C (75.2-91.4°F)

Da Nang to Binh Thuan: Daytime weather will be a balance of clouds and sunshine, with heavy local rain. Evening and night will see scattered showers and thunderstorms in the north. As with other regions, there is a possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 26-34°C (78.8-93.2°F)

Central Highlands: Cloudy skies and rain in some areas, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening. The typical risks of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds are present during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 21-31°C (69.8-87.8°F)

Southern Region: Cloudy conditions with rain in certain areas, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds remains during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 25-34°C (77-93.2°F), potentially exceeding 34°C in some locations.

City Forecasts

Hanoi: A mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day, followed by evening and nighttime showers and thunderstorms. Strong winds, lightning, and tornadoes may occur during thunderstorms. Temperature range: 23-31°C (73.4-87.8°F)

Hanoi’s weekend weather will bring more heavy rain. Photo: VietnamPlus

Ho Chi Minh City: Sunny and cloudy conditions with intense heat in the morning and afternoon, giving way to evening thunderstorms in certain areas. Temperature range: 25-34°C (77-93.2°F), possibly surpassing 34°C in some locations.

By Charlotte Pho