Central Vietnam: abnormal rains caused heavy losses


The central provinces of Vietnam experienced heavy rains with very high precipitation at the end of March and the beginning of April. The heavy downpours, which were abnormal at this time, have caused severe losses in lives, property, and agriculture crops.

Hải Lăng district of Quảng Trị province: crops submerged due to heavy downpours from 31st March to 3rd April 2022. Source of photo: https://en.vietnamplus.vn 

Heavy rain on 31st March 2022 caused flooding in a school in Huếcity. Source of photo: https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn 

Sources & further information: “Central, Central Highlands regions requested to brace for more downpours” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn, “Mưa lớn giữa mùa khô ở miền Trung là bất thường với quy luật” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, “Mưa lớn “dị thường” làm vỡ đập tạm ngăn mặn ở Quảng Nam” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, “Mưa lũ cực đoan, dị thường gây thiệt hại nặng tại Quảng Trị” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, and “Thừa Thiên – Huế: Mưa trái mùa, lốc xoáy khiến nhiều nhà tốc mái” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, accessed on 5 April 2022.