According to reports by Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the forecasting department at the Southern Regional Hydrometeorology Station, the current heat wave is caused by a subtropical high-pressure system crossing the south.
Moving forward over the coming days, Quyet anticipates that the region’s UV Index will remain at a ‘very high’ level, from nine to 10.
He therefore predicts that the next five days will see the average temperature in the southern region remain around 34 to 36 degrees Celsius. In Ho Chi Minh City, average temperatures will be around 35 to 36 degrees Celsius, although the real feel may be higher, around 37 to 38 degrees Celsius.
Local residents are therefore advised to wear sun protective clothing alongside sunglasses, hats, face masks, and sunscreen when going out during the daytime. They are also encouraged to drink more water to avoid dehydration in the scorching sun.