Thunderstorms, strong winds, landslides, and flooding are forecast across southern and central Vietnam through December 9th. The Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) has warned of moderate to very heavy rain across the affected area through at least November 30th, with 10-25 cm (4-10 inches) of rainfall forecast in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh provinces and 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) in Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan provinces, as well as across the Central Highlands.
The NCHMF has issued a level 2 warning of natural disaster risk due to heavy rain, tornadoes, lightning, and hail for Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh provinces and a level 1 warning for Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan provinces, as well as across the Central Highlands. The NCHMF has also warned of possible flash floods, landslides in mountainous terrain, and floods in low-lying areas. Officials could update and possibly extend the coverage of weather alerts over the coming days. Forecast models indicate that the heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely to continue through at least December 9th.Reports indicate that flooding is occurring along the Tra Khuc and Ve rivers in Quang Ngai province and the Kon River in Binh Dinh province, with further flooding forecast for other rivers across the affected area.
Severe weather could also trigger flight delays and cancellations at regional airports. Authorities may temporarily suspend port operations or close beach fronts along the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea if strong winds trigger hazardous sea conditions. Flooding could block regional rail lines; freight and passenger train delays and cancellations are likely in areas that see heavy rainfall and potential track inundation.
Localized business disruptions may occur in low-lying areas; some businesses might not operate at full capacity because of flood damage to facilities and some employees’ inability to reach work sites. Riskovery recommends extra time while travel and having alternate routes planned.
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