On 4th December, 2018, in Ha Noi, Vietnam Red Cross organized the Workshop on “Heatwave Risk Analysis” under the project “Mitigation of heat waves on vulnerable groups in Ha Noi through capacity building for the Viet Nam Red Cross on forecast based financing” funded by the German Red Cross.
In order to take timely action to provide timely support to vulnerable people due to hot weather in Hanoi, the project will use forecasts, warnings and thresholds from the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change for periods of before 3 months, before 1 month, before 7-10 days and before 3 days before heatwave occurs.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Trung, Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change presented the study of heatwave in Hanoi
With the increasing temperature trend, participants shared information on the results of the heatwave in Hanoi, types of natural disasters, impacts of heatwave in Vietnam, report and thermal island effect, proposed heatwave forecast in frame of the project from experts of the Institute of Hydrometeorology and Meteorology, Central Hydrological Forecast Center and the Center for Hydrology and Hydrology as well cas inputs from the participants.
Droughts, heatwave are the third most common cause of damage after storms and floods. Every year, droughts occur in one region or another at varying levels and times, causing enormous damage to the socio-economic situation, especially water resources and agricultural production, and are often accompanied by with saline intrusion.
According to recent studies show that the trend of heatwave in Hanoi has average temperature increasing, from 2008-2012, within 175 days observation, temperatures rose up to 35 degrees Celsius, especially in 2017 with many heatwaves. This has led to an increase in hospitalizations due to respiratory disease and reduced labor productivity.
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa