Ha Dong’s 42.5C gets within 0.2C of the Vietnam heat record, Hottest in Hanoi since 1971

Written by on June 8, 2017 in Asia, Spring 2017, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments

Last weekend hosted a heat wave over southeast Asia which put particular strain on Vietnam lately. Soaring heat quickly overcrowded hospitals and people were dying in the day by day 38+C heat.

Northern parts of Vietnam suffered the most extreme temperatures and an approach on the all-time Vietnam record of 42.7C reached at Con Cuông in May 2015.

The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, home to some 7.6 million exceeded 40C on 4 straight days and 3 straight nights failed to go below 30C. Saturday saw the capital top 41.8C, the hottest in the city since 1971.

Amazing to see the typically bustling streets of Hanoi deserted.

Ha Dong hit an all-time record of 42.5C Saturday exceeding the city’s previous record of 40C reached in May 2015. It also got within 0.2C of the national record.

Meanwhile back west and the heat continues to blister Pakistan.


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