Report follows neighboring nations’ record-breaking high temperatures during the heatwave in April.
As the public was advised to stay indoors during the warmest periods of the day by weather experts and officials, Vietnam reported a record-high temperature of 44.1C (111.38F).
According to scientists, severe weather is getting worse due to global warming. During a heatwave that hit Asia in April, neighboring nations set records for temperature.
The National Centre for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting reported that the temperature in Vietnam broke the 2019 record of 43.4C on Saturday when it was measured indoors at Hoi Xuan station in northern Thanh Hoa province.
Farmer Nguyen Thi Lan claimed that laborers in Danang, in central Vietnam, had to begin their days earlier than previously due to the high temperatures. To beat the heat, we had to complete before 10am, she remarked.
Although the weather in Vietnam varies from north to south, the nation as a whole is now entering its hottest summer months.
Climate change researcher Nguyen Ngoc Huy stated from the country’s capital, Hanoi, “This is a worrying record in the context of climate change and global warming.” “I predict that this record will be replicated frequently. It demonstrates the validity of extreme climate model predictions.
Vietnam’s industry and power ministries have been urged to “cooperate to effectively deal with the heat, possible drought, and lack of water,” according to state media. Danang officials have made this request.
Additionally, officials have instructed the city’s water delivery corporation to guarantee enough residential water supplies.
In order to avoid the heat on Saturday, the city center of Hanoi was nearly deserted at noon.
While Myanmar’s media claimed a town in the country’s east recorded 43.8C, the highest temperature in a decade, the Thai meteorological authority reported a record-equaling 44.6C in western Tak province in April.
Both nations typically have a hot spell prior to the rainy season, but this year’s heat wave has broken all previous records for intensity.
The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, had its highest temperature since the 1960s further west.
According to Indian weather officials, temperatures in several areas of the nation are about three to four degrees above average.
In a recent report, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that “every increment of global warming will intensify multiple and concurrent hazards”.