Heavy rains forecast to hit northern localities hinh anh 1The Ka Long River that runs through Mong Cai city of Quang Ninh province is in full spate following the downpour from May 25 night to May 26 morning (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Northern localities are forecast to suffer heavy rains beginning on May 27 night, with rainfall expected to reach 200mm within a 24-hour period in some provinces, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Centre.

Rains are forecast in Hanoi, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Lai Chau, with average rainfall between 80-200mm per day.

The centre has also warned of possible whirlwinds, lightning and hailstorms in northern localities, and flash floods and landslides in mountainous areas. – VNA