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Vietnam’s Weather Alert: Hanoi Braces for a Soaking Wet Weekend

This weekend, Hanoi is braced for stormy weather with moderate to heavy rainfall. The Vietnamese capital can expect a drenching on Saturday, May 26, with thunderstorms and localised downpours likely to cause flash flooding in some areas. A wet and wild weekend is in store for Hanoi residents and visitors alike!

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Northern and Central Vietnam, including the Central Highlands, can expect localized showers and thunderstorms. These weather events may be accompanied by tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash floods, landslides, and flooding in low-lying and urban areas.

Regional Weather Breakdown

Northwest Region: Cloudy skies with heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms in the evening and night. Tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds are possible during thunderstorms. Temperatures will range from a low of 23-26°C to a high of 30-33°C, with some places exceeding 33°C.

Northeast Region: Cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. East to southeast winds will blow at level 2-3. As with the Northwest, there is a possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds during thunderstorms. Temperatures will range from a low of 24-27°C (lower in some mountainous areas) to a high of 30-33°C, exceeding 33°C in some places.

Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue: A mix of cloud and sun during the day, with thunderstorms developing in some areas during the evening. The same potential for severe weather exists, including tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. Temperatures will bottom out at 24-27°C and peak at 30-33°C, with some places experiencing higher temperatures.

Da Nang to Binh Thuan: Morning and afternoon will be a mix of cloud and sun, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening and night. Once again, severe weather is a possibility, including tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds. Low temperatures will be 25-28°C, and highs will reach 31-34°C, exceeding 34°C in some locations.

Hanoi is set to experience moderate to heavy rainfall over the weekend. Image: Asia Paths

The Central Highlands: Daytime will be a mix of cloud and sun, with showers and thunderstorms developing in some areas overnight. The potential for severe weather, including tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds, remains. Temperatures will range from a low of 21-24°C to a high of 30-33°C, exceeding 33°C in some places.

Southern Region: Similar to the Central Highlands, the South will experience a mix of cloud and sun during the day, with showers and thunderstorms in some areas during the evening and night. The possibility of severe weather, including tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds, is present. Temperatures will bottom out at 25-28°C and peak at 32-35°C.

City Forecasts

Hanoi: Cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms in some areas during the evening and night. There is a chance of tornadoes and strong winds during thunderstorms. Temperatures will range from a low of 25-27°C to a high of 31-33°C.

Ho Chi Minh City: A mix of cloud and sun during the day, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening and night. The potential for severe weather, including tornadoes, lightning, hail, and strong winds, exists. Low temperatures will be 25-28°C, and highs will reach 32-35°C.

Charlotte Pho

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