Heavy rains expected on National Day hinh anh 1People at the rehearsal for celebrating the 70th anniversary of National Day on September 2. (Source: vnexpress.net)

Residents of Hanoi and the northern provinces are expected to see heavy rains during the National Day on September 2 with downpours of 300-400mm, warned the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

The centre said on August 28 that torrential rains will blanket the northern region between August 31 and September 3.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Ministry of Information and Communication's Press Department said it has yet to receive orders from the Central Committee for Celebration to alter activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Day on September 2 due to the expected heavy rains.

As planned, about 40,000 people will join a massive parade in Hanoi 's Ba Dinh Square on September 2 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day.

In another announcement, the forecasting centre predicted rain for the opening ceremony of the school year 2015-16 on September 5, with downpours in the northern region.-VNA