from now until the end of the year, seven to nine storms and tropical
depressions will affect the East Sea (internationally known as the South
The center’s deputy director Nguyen Thanh Hai said this year typhoons
and tropical depressions appear later and with fewer number than the
average of previous years (12-13/year).
Of these, four to five hurricanes and tropical depressions will directly affect Vietnam in August-November.
Talking about the flood, Hai said water flows on the northern rivers
in the last months of the dry season will be in the decreasing trend,
with the water volume less than the average of the past several years
from 10% to 30%.
The main flood season on the northern rivers is likely to appear in
accordance with the average cycle, with two to three major floods. The
flood peak is forecast to be similar to that in 2015.
Hai said that floods in some small streams and rivers in the northern
mountainous areas may be high this year. Late flood will likely occur
this year, with more flash floods and landslides.
Meanwhile, this year’s flood season on the rivers in the Central
Region and Central Highlands may come late. The flood peak is expected
to be higher than in 2015 and will appear in August – November.
In the southern delta, flooding may come early. The flood peak on the
Tien River and Hau River is likely to appear in early October and the
flood peak may be higher than that in 2015.