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Scorching heat wave hits northern region

Vietnam’s northern region is being hit by another heat wave, which began on June 29 and is forecast to last until July 3-4, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

Temperatures are forecast to range between 35-38 degrees Celcius, and may exceed 38 degrees Celcius in some localities.

The heat wave will cover the northern region until July 3-4, while the central region will continue suffering from scorching heat in the next couple of days.

The high temperature along with the lowest relative humidity of 40-60 percent during the heat wave pose risks of fire and explosion in residential areas due to the increased demand for electricity, as well as risks of forest fire in central localities, the centre said.

Dehydration, exhaustion, and heat stroke as the human body is exposed to high temperatures for a long time are also warned./