Information about drought and heatwave in Da Nang City
31/05/2014 09:06:16

 Information about drought in Da Nang City is summarized from Report on “Assessing the vulnerability of climate change to Da Nang City”, Action Plan in response to climate change in Da Nang city by 2020 and other relevant reports.

 

 

 Da Nang City had 4 severe droughts in 1988, 1990, 1998 and 2002 that caused 700,000 local residents lack of domestic water, stagnation of service and production activities. 

 

2002 was the longest drought from May to August, considered to be the worst drought in nearly 20 years causing prolonged saltwater intrusion in the rivers of Cau Do, Cam Le, VinhDien and Cu De. Two reservoirs HoaTrung, Dong Nghe and 21 small reservoirs were totally dry. In Viet Nam, day or month having temperature over 35 Celsius degree is regarded as the day or month having heatwave.

 

Statistical Table of monthly temperature over 35o C from 2008 – 2013

 

Year

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

Month

Monthly Temperature over 35 Celsius Degree

5

 

 

 

37.1

36.4

6

36.6

37.0

36.2

36.4

35.2

7

 

 

 

 

 

8

35.4

35.2

 

35.0

 

9

 

 

 

36.1

 

 

Statistical Table of number of days having temperature over 35o C from 2005 – 2012 

 

year

The number of days over 35o C

2005

52

2006

41

2007

44

2008

40

2009

43

2010

49

2011

40

2012

65

 

Chart of Supreme temperature in the North Central and Mid-Central Region (1971 – 2000)

 

According to the chart above, in Da Nang City, the supreme temperature was at 40.5oC on the 15th May 1983.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
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