Climate experts start to get worried after that a record-breaking temperature has been reported over Vietnam: The thermometer reached 44.1 degrees Celsius, according to the National Center for Weather Forecasting, breaking the record set in 2019 of 43.4 degrees. Almost a degree higher.
The climate of Vietnam, as it also happens in our country, varies from north to south, but the whole territory is going to enter the hotter summer months. The record-breaking temperature, in particular, was measured inside the Hoi Xuan station, in the northern province of Thanh Hoa.
“This is a worrying record in the context of climate change and global warming‘, climate change expert Nguyen Ngoc Huy from the capital Hanoi told Agence France-Presse. ‘I believe this record will be repeated many times,” he continues. “Confirming that extreme weather models are proving to be true.“
The experts and the competent authorities have also warned the population of stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day. Think, in fact, that last Saturday the center of Hanoi was almost empty to avoid the sun around noon. Meanwhile, city officials are trying to negotiate with water companies to ensure that there are adequate “supplies of domestic water”.
This same fate will befall us in a few weeks and it will get worse and worse as global warming increases.