|Reading Weather News article: Vietnam’s all three regions prepare for evening rains today|
Weather news for reading: Moderate to heavy rains are expected throughout Vietnam while people in the northern and central regions have to deal with scorching weather during the daytime on Saturday, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.
Rains in the southern region are triggered by the influence of low pressure combined with southwest monsoon and will intensify in the afternoon and evening.
Whirlwinds, lightning, and gusts can occur during the rains.
The lowest temperature in the southern region is from 24-27 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperature ranges between 31 and 34 degrees Celsius and over 34 degrees Celsius in some places.
Meanwhile, the northwestern region of the country sees hot weather of 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, with the temperature in some places exceeding 39 degrees Celsius during the daytime.
The lowest temperature is from 26 to 29 degrees Celsius, with northern Lai Chau and Dien Bien Provinces exceptionally enjoying 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.
There will be showers and thunderstorms in some places in the evening and at night, with a possibility of whirlwinds, lightning, hail and gusts.
The daytime in the northeastern region, including Hanoi, is as hot as the northwestern region.
Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City’s highest temperature can hit 31 to 34 degrees Celsius.
In the evening and at night, there will be showers and thunderstorms in some places, during which whirlwinds, lightning, hail and gusts may happen.
The provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue have hot daytime and face showers and thunderstorms in some places in the evening and at night, with chances of whirlwinds, lightning, hail and gusts, as well.
Showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, with the possible accompany of whirlwinds, lightning, and gusts, are also in the forecast for the Central Highlands region.
The rain volume there ranges between moderate and heavy.
From May 24 to 27, the southern region will continue to have moderate to heavy rains.
The common rainfall in some places can reach 300 millimeters.
Thunderstorms, hail, gusts and whirlwinds are likely to occur during the rains.
READING PRACTICE: a WEATHER NEWS on VIETNAM
Task 1: Vocabulary
- Which following answer is the best synonym of scorching in the opening paragraph?
- Which following answer is the best antonym of intensify in the second paragraph?
- Which following answer is the best synonym of exceeding in the second paragraph?
- Match the weather phenomenon/ terms to their definitions.
|1. ___||shower||a. the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries|
|2. ___||thunderstorm||b. a sudden strong wind|
|3. ___||whirlwind||c. a short period of rain|
|4. ___||lightning||d. a branch of meteorology and hydrology that studies the weather|
|5. ___||gust||e. a tall, spinning column of air that moves across the surface of the land or sea|
|6. ___||monsoon||f. a flash of bright light in the sky|
|7. ___||hydrometeorology||g. a storm with thunder and lightning and usually heavy rain|
Task 2: Reading comprehension
Based on the information on the article, fill in the blank in the table (no more than 3 words or numbers for each blank)
|Areas||Typical temperature||Typical weather|
|Northwestern region (including northern Lai Chau and Dien Bien Provinces)||_____ over 39oC during the daytime in some places||In some places, showers and ______ in the evening and at night, with a possibility of _____ and others.|
|Northeastern region (including Hanoi, Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City)||_____ temperature can hit 31 to 34oC||… have hot daytime and face showers and thunderstorms in some places in the evening and at night …|
|Central Vietnam (including provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien Hue)||have _____ daytime||Whirlwinds, lightning, ____ and gusts can come with showers|
|Central Highlands||No information||showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening|
|Southern region||_____ temperature is from 24-27oC.||Rains can come with ______, lightning, and ______|
Original weather news link, please read at: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210522/vietnams-all-three-regions-prepare-for-evening-rains-today/61076.html
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