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Unusual heavy rain in many places is heavily flooded, predicting a year of fierce and unusual natural disasters

Due to the impact of La Nina, Vietnam may face a year of fierce and unusual natural disasters, the possibility of strong and irregular storms, and torrential rains and floods at the end of the year in the Central region.

Unprecedented heavy rain

From May 22, Tam Dao district (Vinh Phuc province) received an unprecedented torrential rain. Only from 7:00 p.m. on May 22 to 7:00 p.m. on May 23, this place recorded 464mm of rain. Turning over history, the heaviest rain in May in this area in 2012 was 216.2mm. The unprecedented heavy rain has caused many houses to be submerged in water, and many roads have been divided. In Tuyen Quang during the same period, 226mm of rain was also recorded, surpassing the record set in 1994 of 204.7mm.

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Heavy rain caused Vinh Yen City (Vinh Phuc) to flood deeply, people fishing right on the street.

According to Mr. Tran Quang Nang, Head of Weather Forecasting Department (National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting), the North and North Central regions have just experienced the peak days of heavy rain due to the impact of the low pressure trough and the high-pressure area. Overhead wind condenser is active. Rain covered a large area throughout the North and North Central with many records set compared to the same period in previous years. Rain intensity in 3 days (from 19:00 on May 20 to 19:00 on May 23), according to data of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, is common from 150-300mm. Large-scale flooding has occurred in many provinces and cities such as Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hanoi, Vinh Phuc…

It is forecasted that from today (May 25), rain in the North and North Central will decrease in intensity. Particularly, the northern mountainous and midland areas will continue to have showers and thunderstorms until the end of May, the time of rain is concentrated in the evening and at night, with moderate to heavy rain locally. Before entering the ongoing heavy rain, the North welcomes a cold wave of strong intensity in mid-May, causing the temperature to drop deeply, the Northern Delta provinces, the lowest temperature is common 20-23 degrees, the Northern mountainous region is below 19 degrees. This is a rare cold wave since 2012.

According to Mr. Nang, compared with previous years, in May this year, the North received many cold air waves, causing showers and thunderstorms. The temperature of the past few days in the North is also 1-2 degrees lower than the average of many years. In addition, from the beginning of 2022 until now, many anomalous weather patterns have appeared across the country such as unseasonal heavy rains in the South Central region, floods in many places, and 2 storms in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Soon.

According to Mr. Nang, the impact of climate change is increasing the irregularity and intensity of climate extremes. Meanwhile, according to many experts, the weather will become more and more anomalous, difficult to predict, far beyond all folk experiences accumulated over centuries.

Watch out for strong, illegal storms and torrential rains

According to Mr. Nang, La Nina state (sea surface temperature in the central Pacific region turns to cold phase) will remain from now until winter with a probability of 55-65%. Due to the dominance of La Nina, this year’s natural disasters are forecasted to be more complex, fierce and unpredictable than in 2021.

In the North, rain will increase more than the average of many years. In particular, the last very heavy rain is just the beginning of the rainy season in the North, it is forecasted that in June and July, the rain will increase, it is necessary to be very careful about the risk of flash floods, landslides and inundation. In the Central region, the rainy season will come late but rapidly in October and November.

According to experts, years with La Nina, storms often appear near the end of the year. From now to the end of 2022, it is forecasted that in the East Sea area there will be about 10-12 storms and tropical depressions, of which 4-6 are likely to directly affect our country. According to Mr. Nang, this year’s storm season is likely to appear strong, unusual and irregular storms. Particularly, this year’s heat in the North and North Central comes late, is less intense and lasts as long as the summer of 2020 and 2021.

Thanh Hoa: Heavy rain causes damage in many places
Heavy rains in the past few days along with a large amount of water from the upstream provinces of the Northwest and Laos pouring into the river and stream systems have caused flooding with much damage to crops, houses and public works in many localities in the province. Thanh Hoa.
On May 24, the Standing Office of the Commanding Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue and Civil Defense of Thanh Hoa Province sent out 3 electric messages to warn of flood warning level I on the Buoi, Yen, and Yen rivers. Chay Bridge.
Hoang Lam

According to tienphong.vn

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