The weather in Vietnam is becoming more and more complicated due to climate change. To minimise losses caused by natural disasters, weather forecasts, particularly for storms and floods should be accurate and timely.

Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), Pham Van Duc puts forwards three reasons for accurate weather forecasts.

Firstly, this year’s storm season has come later than every year with a fewer number of storms and tropical low pressure operating in the East Sea. Since the beginning of this year, eight storms have hit the East Sea in which, one tropical depression and three storms directly affected Vietnam, particularly the northern region.

Read more: How to get accurate storm and flood forecasts


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