A new heat wave is going to raise the temperature in Hanoi to 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit) and many places in central Vietnam to 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit) this week.
The national weather forecast center said in a new statement that the heat wave will start on Tuesday and make the already hot summer even worse.
It said that hot air along the Laos border will send temperatures in northern Vietnam to between 35 and 37 degrees, and in the central provinces of Nghe An and Phu Yen to up to 40, local media reported.
Hoa Binh Province, which has the famous tourist destination Mai Chau, can be as hot as 38 degrees the coming days.
Hanoi will become hotter from Tuesday until the climax of 39 degrees Friday, the center said.
The temperatures will reduce at night, but only to 30 degrees.
Farmers in central Vietnam have been seeing their fields and cattle dying due to a lack of food and water in the region’s worst drought of a decade.
The center said the heat wave is expected to ease from the beginning of June.
The southern region is expected to see milder weather, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees for Ho Chi Minh City.