Workers of the Hanoi Green Park JSC trim branches of trees on Tran Duy Hung street in Hanoi ahead of the rainy season (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – One or two storms or low pressure are forecast to appear in the East Sea and are likely to affect Vietnam’s mainland in June, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre.

The centre warned that the northern and central regions of Vietnam may suffer from 2-3 hot spells in the month, but the heat-waves will not last for long or be strong.

June is the peak of the rainy season in the northern region, when heavy rains may cause flash floods and landslides in the northern mountainous region, it said.

Heavy rain is also forecast in the Central Highlands and southern regions, along with dangerous weather conditions such as whirlwinds, hailstones and squalls.

[Up to 6 storms, tropical depressions affect mainland in 2018]

Specifically, in the first 10 days of June, average temperature will be equivalent to that in previous years, but rainfall is predicted to be higher in almost every region, excepting for the north.

In the rest of the month, the temperature is forecast to be similar to that many years, with lower rainfall.

Average rainfall in the northern and southern regions is equivalent to that of in many years, while that of the central region will be 20-50 percent higher than the previous years. The rainfall will also increase by 15-30 percent in the Central Highlands.-VNA