Fishing boats warned of severe cold air-triggered potential dangers at sea

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
January 08, 2021, 10:57 [GMT+7]

Viet Nam's National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) has issued an alert on a fast-moving intense cold front causing very high waves and extremely strong winds in many parts of Viet Nam’s territory waters.

In an active response, the Da Nang Steering Committee for Disaster Mitigation, and Search and Rescue has urged relevant agencies, in a prompt fashion, to keep all fishing boats operating at sea well informed of the aforementioned harsh weather conditions to avoid any unexpected incidents at sea.

According to the latest NCHMF bulletin, waters off central regional areas from Quang Binh to Quang Ngai are bracing for scattered rains, strong winds at level 7, with a gust of level 9, sea waves from 3 - 5m high, a strong rough sea.

Meanwhile, waters off Viet Nam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago are also suffering strong northeast winds at level 7, even with a gust of level 10, sea waves from 5 – 7 m high.

In the mainland of Central Viet Nam, a vast stretch from Quang Binh to Thua Thien-Hue provinces is suffering in a chill weather with the mercury plummeting considerably to hover at 9 – 15 degrees Celsius.

From Friday into next week, Da Nang is experiencing a sharp plunge in its temperatures.

This weekend will see the mercury plummet to hover at from 17 – 18 degrees Celsius in many of its parts and brace for very unpleasant showers across Da Nang.

On 11 January, further spell of cold weather which is forecast to be stronger than the previous ones will  sweep across many parts of Viet Nam, and of course, causing Da Nang to suffer even chillier weather.

The lowest temperatures of 14 - 16 degrees Celsius are highly possible at night and in the early morning of 11, 12, and 13 January. This is the lowest point since January 2016 to be recorded in Da Nang.

By HOANG HIEP- Translated by A.T