A long spell of hot weather is forecast to cover the northern and central regions during June, with the average temperature forecast to range between 25-30 degrees Celsius.

According to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre, the severe weather will bring with it heavy showers and storms. There will be around three bands of heavy rain in the regions during the month, mainly in northern mountainous provinces.

Experts have also warned that June is the rainy season in the north, so localities there should be on the alert against dangerous weather phenomenons such as thunderstorms, hail and whirlwinds, and especially landslides and flash floods caused by heavy rains.

In the northern, central and Central Highlands provinces, the average temperature in June is forecast to be between 0.5 and 1 degrees Celsius higher than in previous summers.

Meanwhile, the average June rainfall in the northern central coastal and southern localities will be 20-50 percent lower than in previous years.

More unusual weather is predicted this year, with heatwaves and storms likely to hit the country earlier than in previous years.

The centre also said hot weather will continue in provinces in all regions across the country for longer than usual, as the rainy season may arrive later than in previous years.-VNA